NEW! Pisa, Italy
June 9 to July 13, 2013
International Externship focusing on Issues in Cross-Border Intellectual Property Enforcement
The program will start with a one-week summer “intensive” seminar at the University of Pisa, Italy, followed by an externship in Intellectual Property Law within a European law firm or business . The theme of the seminar will be cross border intellectual property enforcement issues, addressing such topics as the following:
- Anti-counterfeiting enforcement measures involving luxury goods
- Piracy of entertainment products and services
- Internet service provider secondary liability for file sharing, user-generated content, and the
- The tension between trademarks and geographical indications
The program will feature guest presenters from European law firms and businesses who will host the internships in which students will participate after the seminar.
The University of Pisa has a distinguished history as one of the oldest Italian public research universities. It was established in 1343 by an edict of Pope Clement VI, although law lectures had been delivered at Pisa since the eleventh century.
Pisa is located in the northern half of Tuscany, not far from the coast and about an hour west of Florence at the junction of the Arno and Serchio Rivers on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Storied in antiquity, Pisa is perhaps best known as one of the four principal maritime republics of Italy, reaching the zenith of its power as an important Mediterranean commercial trading center with a significant merchant fleet and navy in the eleventh century.