Moeller at Chicago Kent College
Mariano Municoy (Attorney at Law) was accepted to spend one semester as a Foreign Visiting Professor at Chicago Kent College of Law following an invitation extended by Professor Mickie Piatt.
During his stay, Mariano is going to teach the course “Trademark Law in Latin America” (LAW 139), which is a two credit optional course open to JD and LLM students. This course will address the various substantive laws of trademarks in various Latin American countries for the purpose of comparison and contrast. The course will include discussion of the international treaties and trade agreements that exist among and between the United States and the various countries. Particular attention will be paid to the strategies that might be considered in registering trademarks in Latin America and in enforcing those trademarks. Additionally, the procedural differences of the trademark/intellectual property offices in the countries will also be covered.
Moreover, Mariano was invited to participate in the Boot Camp to be conducted during two weeks in August 2013 prior to the beginning of the Master on IP Management and Markets, which is a unique program worth taking a look at on http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/master-of-ip-management-and-markets LLM on Management of IP.
Finally, during the months Mariano is going to spend in Chicago he will be doing some academic research on different topics related to the potential legal changes that may be desirable following the further adoption of the Madrid Protocol by Latin American countries. For instance, he will be analyzing the social benefits that could be brought by establishing stricter requirements of using a registered mark in order to keep in force.