Program on Law and Market Behavior
The Notre Dame Research Program on Law and Market Behavior (ND LAMB)
The Research Program on Law and Market Behavior at Notre Dame Law School (ND LAMB) is dedicated to promoting foundational research that seeks to influence the way scholars and policymakers think about a range of timely legal and policy issues at the intersection of law and market behavior. Specifically, ND LAMB explores interdisciplinary research across a number of interrelated legal fields including corporate governance, antitrust, intellectual property, property and contract law, and the legal regulation of individuals and firms in the market more generally. The Program draws extensively on relevant extra-legal research in empirical disciplines from psychology and economics to business and beyond. ND LAMB focuses on promoting original legal scholarship that emphasizes observational and experimental methods by organizing international conferences, panel discussions, and roundtable workshops; inviting distinguished speakers and visiting researchers; providing targeted research support to LAMB Faculty Fellows; and developing collaborations with relevant programs and institutes worldwide.
Professor Mark McKenna was quoted in The Guardian article US patent office strips Washington Redskins of ‘offensive’ trademarks.
Fri Apr 17, 2015
When: All Day
Location: University of Lucerne
Professor Mark McKenna has written a new article, Confusion Isn’t Everything. The typical shorthand justification for trademark rights centers on avoiding consumer confusion. But in truth, this encapsulation mistakes a method for a purpose: confusion merely serves as an indicator of the underlying problems that trademark law seeks to prevent. This article analyzes causes of this phenomenon, problems that result, and possible cures.