LawSpcTop/IP Indigenous Commun
Term: Spring 2024 - Law (01/02/2024 - 05/10/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|9:00am - 5:00pm
IP and Entrepreneurship for Indigenous Community Development
This course is held in conjunction with the World Intellectual Property Organization, the University of Hawaii, and UNH Franklin Pierce. This main objective of this course is to understand the role of intellectual property in entrepreneurship and how lawyers can support entrepreneurs to best develop and manage intellectual property (IP) assets, integrate them into a successful business, and align the company’s IP strategy with its business strategy. The course will apply these concepts to case studies involving indigenous and Native Hawaiian business and community development, and will discuss international, regional and national experiences, policy options and legal mechanisms available or under consideration for the intellectual property protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions.
The course will introduce students to different types of IP (copyright, trademark, patents, and trade secrets) and discuss their uses in companies at various stages of development. The course will cover best practices for developing, protecting, licensing, and enforcing IP rights. The course will apply these concepts to existing indigenous – including Native Hawaiian – business and community development efforts, and introduce students to the legal mechanisms available (or not) for IP protection of traditional knowledge and cultural expression.
The students will also engage in applied learning through simulations and reflection.