Sep 232016

A group of eight law professors and eight policy experts has signed onto a letter to the Colombian Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism.  The letter addresses legislation currently pending that would amend Colombia’s copyright law in order to implement obligations under the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. it recommends the adoption of a general copyright […]

Sep 222016

American University Washington College of Law trademark expert, Professor Christine Farley, will be interviewed for the WashingTECH Policy Podcast. The interview is set to take place at 2pm on Sept. 28th, and will discuss several subjects, including the use of trademarks to perpetuate racial slurs. The podcast will go live later in the week. You […]

Sep 092016

PIJIP is partnering next week with the Argentina Academy of Exchange and Judicial Studies (AIEJ) to host Law and Sciences: New Challenges, a unique training for a group of 49 Argentinian judges. The week long certificate program includes lectures from leading professors on science, intellectual property and the law from American University and the University of […]

Six WCL IP Students Chosen for Inns of Court

 Posted by on September 8, 2016
Sep 082016

Six WCL students focusing in intellectual property were nominated by PIJIP faculty to participate in the Giles S. Rich and Pauline Newman IP American Inns of Court, as Law Student Members. Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court Athena Fan Michael Winternitz Nicholas Doyle Pauline Newman IP American Inn of Court John Boule Daniel Kim […]

Aug 232016

A new book by WCL alumna Marcela Palacio Puerta – who earned her SJD in 2014 – has been published by Universidad Sergio Arboleda. Derechos de autor, tecnología y educación para el siglo XXI: el tratado de libre comercio entre Colombia y Estados Unidos (Copyright, Technology and Education for the Twenty-First Century: the United States-Colombia […]

Aug 032016

PIJIP Director Michael Carroll was recently quoted in a Christian Science Monitor story about the use of Beatles music at the Republican Convention. The estate of George Harrison has objected to the use of “Here Comes the Sun.”  Prof. Carroll noted that “If it’s a live performance … in general the venue has a blanket […]

PIJIP Alumni Published in ABA’s Landslide

 Posted by on July 20, 2016
Jul 202016

The most recent issue of Landslide, published by the American Bar Association’s Section on Intellectual Property includes articles by two recent WCL graduates. The cover story, Revolution: United States, Cuba, and the Future of Trademarks” is authored by Robert R. Jimenez, who completed his LL.M. at WCL in 2015.  Another article Meeting of the Minds: Next Up in Copyright, co-authored […]

May 042016

The New York Times has published a column by PIJIP Professor Christine Farley in its “Room for Debate” series on its op-ed page. Prof. Farley argues that the government “cannot prohibit the use of disparaging names as trademarks, but it also cannot approve those names through registration. In making this distinction, Congress struck the right […]

Apr 132016

PIJIP Director Michael Carroll joined a coalition of technology companies, civil society groups, and other legal scholars endorsing amendments to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The coalition has sent a letter to the leadership of the House Judiciary Committee, supporting updates that “reflect internet users’ reasonable expectations of privacy with respect to emails, texts, notes, […]