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, the Samuel S. Lionel Professor of Intellectual Property Law, 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. 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 Professor 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. She has presented at conferences in the United States and abroad, and teaches regularly in the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center. 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 is as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition.

In the News

Faculty Notable

  • August 31, 2022
    Professor Trimble's article on U.S. law of geographical trademarks and the impact of "Google effects" on the law has been published by The Trademark Reporter, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the International Trademark Association.
  • August 11, 2022
    Professor Marketa Trimble presented one of her latest papers, "U.S. Law of Geographical Trademarks, 'Google Effects,' Historical Developments, and U.S. International Obligations: Proposal for Changes to the Lanham Act," at the Intellectual Property Law Scholars Conference at Stanford Law School on August 11, 2022. 
  • 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.