Distinguished Scholar in Intellectual Property Law and University Fellow
Bringing more than 30 years of experience to the classroom, Professor Leaffer offers the Center special expertise in international IP law. “If you’re studying IP law in today’s world, you have to understand the international aspects,” Leaffer said. “The impact of technology, globalization, and the information age can no longer be ignored, and IP is central to these changes in our society.” At Indiana since 1997, Leaffer teaches Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Survey, and International Intellectual Property. He is the author of three books and numerous articles, including the best-selling treatise, Understanding Copyright Law, now in its fifth edition. Leaffer is also the author of Copyright Law: Cases and Materials, 8th edition and International Treaties on Intellectual Property, 2d edition. His current research focuses on the interplay of intellectual property law in a global marketplace. He is a popular speaker in both the United States and Europe on all areas of intellectual property law, and has been honored as both a scholar and lecturer. Professor Leaffer currently serves on the international executive committee of the Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale, a non-governmental institution based in Paris, that promotes the rights of authors worldwide.