Barton Beebe
John M. Desmarais Professor of Intellectual Property Law, NYU School of Law



Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook (2014-2018)

The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property: Critical Reflections (Oxford, 2015) (with Haochen Sun & Madhavi Sunder)

Trademark Law, Unfair Competition, and Business Torts (Aspen, 2011) (with Thomas Cotter, Mark Lemley, Peter Mennell & Robert Merges)


Testing for Trademark Dilution in Court and the Lab, 86 University of Chicago Law Review __ (2019) (with Roy Germano, Christopher Jon Sprigman, & Joel Steckel) (forthcoming) (current working paper version: .pdf)

Are We Running Out of Trademarks? An Empirical Study of Trademark Depletion and Congestion, 131 Harvard Law Review 945 (2018) (.pdf) (with Jeanne Fromer)

The Scope of Strong Marks: Should Trademark Law Protect the Strong More than the Weak? 92 New York University Law Review 1339 (2017) (with Scott Hemphill) (.

Bleistein, the Problem of Aesthetic Progress, and the Making of American Copyright Law, 117 Columbia Law Review 319 (2017) (.

Intellectual Property Law and the Sumptuary Code, 123 Harvard Law Review 809 (2010) (.

An Empirical Study of U.S. Copyright Fair Use Opinions, 1978-2005, 156 Pennsylvania Law Review 549 (2008) (.pdf) (data set in .xls)

An Empirical Study of the Multifactor Tests for Trademark Infringement, 95 California Law Review 1581 (2006) (.pdf) (data set and coding form in .xls)

Search and Persuasion in Trademark Law, 103 Michigan Law Review 2020 (2005) (.pdf)

The Semiotic Analysis of Trademark Law, 51 UCLA Law Review 621 (2004) (.pdf)         


Design Protection Law, The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law (Rochelle Dreyfuss & Justine Pilla eds., 2017) (.pdf)

Empirical Studies of Trademark Law, Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law: Volume II. Analytical Methods (Peter Menell and David Schwartz, eds., 2018) (forthcoming)

The Suppressed Misappropriation Origins of Trademark Antidilution Law: the Landgericht Elberfeld’s
Odol Opinion and Frank Schechter’s The Rational Basis of Trademark Protection, Intellectual Property at the Edge: The Contested Contours of IP (Rochelle Dreyfuss & Jane Ginsburg eds, 2013) (.pdf)

Canada and United States of America, Study on Misappropriation of Signs 69 (Committee on Development and Intellectual Property, World Intellectual Property Organization, March 14, 2012, CHIP/9/INF/5)

The Semiotic Account of Trademark Doctrine and Trademark Culture, Trademark Law and Theory: A Handbook of Contemporary Research 42 (Graeme B. Dinwoodie & Mark D. Janis eds.) (Edward Elgar Publishers, 2008) (adapted from The Semiotic Analysis of Trademark Law, 51 UCLA Law Review 621) (.pdf)

Invited Symposium Contributions

What Trademark Law is Learning from the Right of Publicity, 42 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 389 (2019) (.pdf)

Star Athletica and the Problem of Panaestheticism, 9 UC Irvine Law Review 275 (2019) (forthcoming) (.pdf)

Shanzhai, Sumptuary Law, and Intellectual Property Law in Contemporary China, 47 U.C. Davis Law Review 849 (2014) (.pdf)

Fair Use and Legal Futurism, 24 Law & Literature 10 (2013) (.pdf)

Tiffany and Rosetta Stone: Intermediary Liability in U.S. Trade Mark Law, 41 CIPA Journal 192 (2012)

Is the Trademark Office a Rubber Stamp?: Trademark Registration Rates at the PTO, 1981-2010, 48 Houston Law Review 752 (2012) (.pdf)

Does Judicial Ideology Affect Copyright Fair Use Outcomes?: Evidence From the Fair Use Case Law, 31 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 101 (2008) (.pdf)

The Continuing Debacle of U.S. Antidilution Law: Evidence from One Year of Trademark Dilution Revision Act Case Law, 24 Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal 449 (2008) (.pdf) (data set in .dta (Stata))

A Defense of the New Federal Trademark Antidilution Law, 17 Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal 1143 (2006) (.pdf)

Shorter Works

Practitioner’s Summary of Results Reported in An Empirical Study of U.S. Fair Use Opinions, 1978-2005, Practising Law Institute, Advanced Seminar on Copyright Law 2008, at 11, PLI Order No. 14793 (2008) (.pdf)

Reply to Alan Audi, A Semiotics of Cultural Property Argument, 14 International Journal of Cultural Property 156 (2007)

Parental Initiative in the Age of Signal Bleed, 109 Yale Law Journal 627 (1999) (.pdf)

Law’s Empire and the Final Frontier: Legalizing the Future in the Early Corpus Juris Spatialis, 108 Yale Law Journal 1737 (1999) (.pdf)

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