Marketa Trimble

Marketa Trimble

Samuel S. Lionel Professor of Intellectual Property Law

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Areas of expertise:

Patent Law, Conflict of Laws, Cyberlaw, International Intellectual Property Law, Private International Law, Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Law, European Union Law, Comparative Law


Marketa Trimble specializes in international intellectual property law and publishes extensively on issues at the intersection of conflict of laws/private international law and intellectual property law, particularly patent law and copyright law. She has authored numerous works on these subjects, including Global Patents: Limits of Transnational Enforcement (Oxford University Press, 2012), and is the co-author of a leading international intellectual property law casebook, International Intellectual Property Law (with Paul Goldstein, Foundation Press, 2012, 2016, and 2019). She has also authored several works in the area of cyberlaw, particularly relating to the legal issues of geoblocking and the circumvention of geoblocking. Her areas of interest have led to the investigation of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms employed to resolve intellectual property disputes, such as disputes regarding internet domain names and IP infringements at trade shows. She is a member of several professional and academic organizations; she is an elected member of the American Law Institute and of the International Academy of Comparative Law and she is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. Professor Trimble joined UNLV after receiving her second doctoral degree from Stanford Law School. In the spring 2021 semester she teaches "International Intellectual Property" and "Cyberlaw." 

In the News

Faculty Notable

  • May 16, 2022
    Professor Trimble's latest article - on intellectual property law provisions in free trade agreements - has been published in the American University Law Review. While agreeing with a great deal of the criticism expressed by others, the article departs from the typical vilification of FTAs by identifying and analyzing "pluses" of TRIPS-Plus - the positive features of FTA IP provisions that are worth replicating and expanding in future FTAs.
  • November 25, 2021
    Professor Marketa Trimble's chapter, "TRIPS in the Field of Copyright," was published in a new book, "25 Years of the TRIPS Agreement."
  • October 28, 2021
    Professor Trimble's article on claiming multijurisdictional copyright infringements was published in the Yearbook of Private International Law, a publication of the Sellier European Law Publishers and the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law.
  • October 20, 2021
    Professor Trimble was appointed to the Academic Advisory Board of the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC), a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition.
  • October 18, 2021
    On November 4, 2021, Professor Trimble will present on IP Law and Geoblocking at the Maurer School of Law at the Indiana University.