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About Christine Haight Farley

Christine Haight Farley is a Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. She teaches Intellectual Property Law, Trademark Law, International and Comparative Trademark Law, International Intellectual Property Law and Art Law. Professor Farley served as Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs from 2007 to 2011 and as Co-Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property from 2005 to 2009. She is the author of numerous articles on intellectual property law and her casebook on international trademark law will be published this year. Professor Farley has taught at the University of Puerto Rico, the University of Paris Ouest, and at Monash University in Prato, Italy. In addition, she has lectured on intellectual property law in Australia, Canada, Columbia, Cuba, France, Italy, Jordan, Korea, Mongolia, Namibia, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Scotland, Switzerland and Turkey. She frequently appears in the media as an expert on intellectual property and has appeared on or been quoted in the Washington Times, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, the New York Times, the Legal Times, New York Law Journal, and NPR, among other media outlets. Before teaching, Professor Farley was an associate specializing in intellectual property litigation with Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman in New York. She received a B.A. from Binghamton University, a J.D. from University at Buffalo Law School, and an LL.M. and J.S.D. from Columbia Law School.


Present Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Special Grant, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, India, 2014
  • Named to Irish Legal 100 by Irish Voice Magazine (2009-2013)
  • Selected as a Delegate for the International Association of Law Schools Conference in Canberra, Australia ( May 2009)
  • Selected as a Delegate for the International Association of Law Schools Conference in Suzhou, China ( October 2007)
  • Certificate of Commendation, Monash University, 2008 (evaluations in the top 10% of the university)


  • LAW-609-001 Trademark Law (Fall)
  • LAW-646-001 International Trademark Law (Spring)
  • LAW-670-001 Introduction to Intellectual Property Law and Policy (Spring)
  • LAW-795DF-001 Fashion & Design Law (Summer)

Contact Information

American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Room Y216
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-274-4171


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Trademark, Trademark Dilution Revision Act, Standard of Proof for dilution (1)

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