Professor Garcia's research is focused on the intersection of law, technology, and economics, with a particular focus on efficiency, competition, private ordering, and distributive justice.
intellectual property, copyright, trademark, digital copyright, statutory licensing, music licensing, law and economics, antitrust, behavioral economics, content licensing, regulation of copyrighted content, regulation v antitrust, artists' rights, innovation policy, law and technology, comparative efficiency, distributive justice
LAWS 5624 - Property
Topics include personal property, estates and interests in land, landlord-tenant, basic land conveyancing, and private land use controls.
LAWS 7301 - Copyright
Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
Examines state and federal laws relating to the protection of works of authorship ranging from traditional works to computer programs. Studies the1976 Copyright Act as well as relevant earlier acts. Gives attention to state laws, such as interference with contractual relations, the right of publicity, moral right, protection of ideas and misappropriation of trade values, that supplement federal copyright.
LAWS 7341 - Trademark and Unfair Competition Law
Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
Examines trademark protection, the interaction of trademark and unfair competition law with other intellectual property doctrines, the requirements for acquiring and retaining federal trademark rights, false advertising and other misrepresentations, the right of publicity and related claims, remedies for infringement, and international aspects of trademark protection.
LAWS 8036 - Special Topics in Intellectual Property
Spring 2018 / Spring 2021
Applies copyright doctrine to the digital music contexts. Topics may include but are not limited to radio, compulsory licensing, performance rights, sampling, user generated content, term extension, termination rights, open-access and the public domain, emerging technologies and infringement, social implications of copyright legislation, digital fair use and the first sale doctrine and moral rights for users and artists.