Christopher Buccafusco

Duke University School of Law

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Box 90362

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Scholarly Papers (36)

1.

Do Bad Things Happen When Works Enter the Public Domain?: Empirical Tests of Copyright Term Extension

Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Forthcoming, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2012-04
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 15 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2017
Christopher Buccafusco and Paul J. Heald
Duke University School of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 1,536 (17,928)
Citation 11

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copyright, term, extension, underexploitation, over-exploitation, Disney, Mickey Mouse, tarnishment, debasement, market, value, experiment, economics, intellectual property

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Valuing Intellectual Property: An Experiment

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 91, 2010, Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property, Science & Technology Research Paper No. 10-029, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2010-04
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2015
Christopher Buccafusco and Christopher Jon Sprigman
Duke University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 1,295 (23,159)
Citation 19

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Copyright, Patent, Willingness-to-Pay, Licensing, Behavioral Law and Economics, Intellectual Property, Experimental Economics, Endowment Effect

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Welfare as Happiness

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 98, p. 1583, 2010, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 468, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 08-31, Loyola University Chicago School of Law Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper Series No. 2009-007
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 02 May 2009 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2012
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Duke University School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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The Creativity Effect

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 78, p. 31, 2011
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 24 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2018
Christopher Buccafusco and Christopher Jon Sprigman
Duke University School of Law and New York University School of Law
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Copyright, Patent, Willingness to Accept, WTA, Decision Making, Bargaining, Bias, Behavioral Law and Economics, Psychology

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Happiness and Punishment

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 76, 2009, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 424, U of Chicago, Public Law and Legal Theory Working Paper No. 230, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE08-029, Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property, Science & Technology Research Paper No. 10-024
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2010
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Duke University School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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punishment, utilitarian, retributivist, happiness, prison, health, deterrence, unemployment

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On the Legal Consequences of Sauces: Should Thomas Keller's Recipes Be Per Se Copyrightable?

Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property, Science & Technology Research Paper No. 09-017, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1121, 2007
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2009
Christopher Buccafusco
Duke University School of Law
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Recipes, Copyright, Food, Intellectual Property, Chefs, Norms

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Fashion's Function in Intellectual Property Law

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 51, 2017
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 05 Feb 2020
Christopher Buccafusco and Jeanne C. Fromer
Duke University School of Law and New York University School of Law
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Copyright, Patent, Design, Trademark, Function, Utility, Cheerleading, Costume, Dress, Clothing, Garment

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What's a Name Worth?: Experimental Tests of the Value of Attribution in Intellectual Property

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 1, 2013, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2012-02, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-43
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 27 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015
Christopher Jon Sprigman, Christopher Buccafusco and Zachary C. Burns
New York University School of Law, Duke University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Management
Downloads 826 (43,875)
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copyright, patent, attribution, publication, reputation, behavioral economics, moral rights, experiment

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Well-Being Analysis vs. Cost-Benefit Analysis

62 Duke Law Journal 1603 (2013), Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-05
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 22 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2014
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Duke University School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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cost-benefit analysis, regulation, EPA, welfare, well-being, happiness, life satisfaction, risk, value of life, willingness to pay, QALY

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A Theory of Copyright Authorship

102 Virginia Law Review 1229-1295 (2016)
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 25 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2016
Christopher Buccafusco
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 740 (50,910)
Citation 1

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Intellectual Property, ownership, creativity, expression, idea, dichotomy, subject matter, theory, senses

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Experimental Tests of Intellectual Property Laws’ Creativity Thresholds

Texas Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 1921, 2014, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2014-13, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 14-15
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 31 May 2014 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2014
Duke University School of Law, University of San Francisco School of Management, New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
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intellectual property, copyright, patent, creativity, experiment, incentive, thresholds

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Making Sense of Intellectual Property Law

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 97, p. 501, 2012
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Feb 2020
Christopher Buccafusco
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 604 (66,268)
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aesthetics, functionality, utility, creativity, design, useful articles, expression

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Pay-to-Playlist: The Commerce of Music Streaming

U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-10, 12 UC Irvine L. Rev 805 (2022), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2022-54
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 11 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2022
Christopher Buccafusco and Kristelia García
Duke University School of Law and University of Colorado Law School
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advertising, intellectual property, false, FCC, FTC, consumer, protection, social media, influencer, playlist, sound recording, economics, regulation, Spotify, Instagram, Twitter

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Functionality Screens

103 Virginia Law Review 1293 (2017), Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2888094, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 509
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 27 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2020
Christopher Buccafusco and Mark A. Lemley
Duke University School of Law and Stanford Law School
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Intelligent Design

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 68, p. 75 (2018), Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 509, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 827, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 654, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 530, Stanford Public Law Working Paper
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 01 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2018
Christopher Buccafusco, Mark A. Lemley and Jonathan S. Masur
Duke University School of Law, Stanford Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
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utilitarian, trade dress, Star Athletica, useful article, pictorial, PTO, obvious, novelty, separability, apple, fashion, duration, trademark

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Hedonic Adaptation and the Settlement of Civil Lawsuits

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 108, p. 1516, 2008, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 391, Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property, Science & Technology Research Paper No. 09-013
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2009
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Duke University School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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hedonic, adaptation, happiness, litigation, lawsuits, settlement, civil, behavioral, economics, trial, process, cost-benefit

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Retribution and the Experience of Punishment

California Law Review, Vol. 98, No. 5, October 2010, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 321
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2012
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Duke University School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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punishment, retribution, adaptation, prison, incarceration

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Innovation and Incarceration: An Economic Analysis of Criminal Intellectual Property Law

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 87, pp. 275-334 (2014), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 649, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 435, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-34
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 08 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2016
Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Duke University School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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The Moral Psychology of Copyright Infringement

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 100, Forthcoming, Southwestern Law School Research Paper No. 2015-12, U of Houston Law Center No. 2016-A-26
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 01 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2016
Christopher Buccafusco and Dave Fagundes
Duke University School of Law and University of Houston Law Center
Downloads 400 (108,988)

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intellectual property, harm, economics, fair use, damages, injunctions, litigation, behavior, motivation

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The Nature of Sequential Innovation

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 59, 2017, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 510
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 24 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2018
Christopher Buccafusco, Stefan Bechtold and Christopher Jon Sprigman
Duke University School of Law, ETH Zürich and New York University School of Law
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patent, copyright, growth, theory of the firm, make or buy, bargaining, licensing, value, markets, consumer, tastes, creativity, Taylor Swift

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Experiments in Intellectual Property

Forthcoming in Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (Vol. II -- Analytical Methods) Peter Menell & David Schwartz, eds. (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016).
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Sep 2016
Christopher Buccafusco and Christopher Jon Sprigman
Duke University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 299 (149,526)
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Incentives, hindsight, optimism, creativity, innovation, value, attribution, moral, threshold, sequential, open source, norms, copyright, patent, IP, intellectual property, law and economics

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Intellectual Property Law and the Promotion of Welfare

Forthcoming in Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (Vol. I -- Theory) Ben Depoorter & Peter Menell, eds. (Edward Elgar Publishing), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 790, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 607
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Jan 2017
Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Duke University School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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Intellectual Property, Copyright, Patent, Welfare, Happiness, Preferences, Objective Theories, Consequentialism, Deontology, Drugs, Electronics

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Testing Tarnishment in Trademark and Copyright Law: The Effect of Pornographic Versions of Protected Marks and Works

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 94, 2017
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 09 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2017
Christopher Buccafusco, Paul J. Heald and Wen Bu
Duke University School of Law, University of Illinois College of Law and Independent
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tarnishment, dilution, copyright, infringement, parody, satire, survey, empirical, intellectual property, experiment

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Well-Being and Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Law & Economics, Volume I: Methodology and Concepts, pp. 381-405 (Francisco Parisi ed., 2017), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 707 (2d Series), U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 495, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2014-29, Loyola University Chicago School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-019
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 22 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2017
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Duke University School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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subjective well-being, willingness to pay, willingness to accept, welfare, health, environment, pollution, value of statistical life, affective forecasting

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Innovation Heuristics: Experiments on Sequential Creativity in Intellectual Property

Indiana Law Journal, 2016, Forthcoming, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 475
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 17 Dec 2015
Stefan Bechtold, Christopher Buccafusco and Christopher Jon Sprigman
ETH Zürich, Duke University School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 262 (171,050)
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copyright, patent, follow-on innovation, derivative work, doctrine of equivalents, transaction, market, empirical, behavioral, law and economics

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Disability and Design

New York University Law Review, Vol. 95, pp. 952-1021 (2020)., Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 624
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 19 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2021
Christopher Buccafusco
Duke University School of Law
Downloads 255 (175,720)

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disability, disabled, design, innovation, user, civil rights, ADA, institution, prostheses, accommodation, patent, IP, antitrust, social welfare, tort

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The Design Patent Bar: An Occupational Licensing Failure

Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 37, 2019, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 565
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2019
Christopher Buccafusco and Jeanne Curtis
Duke University School of Law and BCU Consulting
Downloads 250 (179,045)

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intellectual property, gender bias, STEM, technology, women, occupational licensing, patent, trademark, access, legal profession, administrative, standards

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Spiritualism and Will(s) in the Age of Contract

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Feb 2008
Christopher Buccafusco
Duke University School of Law
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volition, insanity, age of contract, wills, science, culture

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Drugs, Patents, and Well-Being

Washington University Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 741, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 903
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 17 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2020
Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Duke University School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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intellectual property, health, well-being, patent, happiness, welfare, incentives, me too, drug, pharmaceutical, pharma, QALY, Hatch, Waxman, medical, innovation, orphan

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There's No Such Thing as Independent Creation, and It's a Good Thing, Too

William & Mary Law Review, 2022
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Mar 2022
Christopher Buccafusco
Duke University School of Law
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copyright, creativity, copying, independent creation, neuroscience, psychology, cognitive, memory, music, privilege, rhetoric

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Authorship and the Boundaries of Copyright: Ideas, Expressions, and Functions in Yoga, Choreography, and Other Works

Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts (2016) Forthcoming, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 490
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 13 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2016
Christopher Buccafusco
Duke University School of Law
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idea, expression, dichotomy, functionality, dance, movement, boundaries

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Forgetting Functionality

University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, Vol. 166, p. 119 (2017), Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 525, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 17-33, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 17-41
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 22 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2017
Christopher Buccafusco and Jeanne C. Fromer
Duke University School of Law and New York University School of Law
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Copyright, Patent, Design, Function, Utility, PGS, Useful Articles, Statutory Interpretation, Cheerleading, Dress, Clothing, Garment

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Framing Vaccine Mandates: Messenger and Message Effects

University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 944, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 793, Journal of Law and the Biosciences (forthcoming 2022)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 17 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2022
Christopher Buccafusco and Daniel J. Hemel
Duke University School of Law and New York University School of Law
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framing effects, vaccine mandate, presidential administration, OSHA, COVID-19

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Preserving Film Preservation from the Right of Publicity

2018 Cardozo Law Review de novo 1, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 544
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 26 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 09 May 2018
Christopher Buccafusco, Jared Vasconcellos Grubow and Ian J. Postman
Duke University School of Law, Independent and Independent
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Right of publicity, remaster, preservation, first amendment, free speech, preempt, privacy

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Screening Meaning

U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 784, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 946
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 09 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2022
Christopher Buccafusco, Jonathan S. Masur and Mark P. McKenna
Duke University School of Law, University of Chicago - Law School and UCLA School of Law
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Measuring Brand Congestion in Bordeaux Wine: Too Many Towers, Hills, and Crosses?

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2021
Christopher Buccafusco, Jonathan S. Masur and Ryan Whalen
Duke University School of Law, University of Chicago - Law School and The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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trademark, branding, clutter, competition, alcohol, beverage, france, linguistic, empirical, intellectual property