Intellectual property law scholar Barton Beebe to join NYU Law faculty

Professor Barton Beebe, a specialist in trademark and copyright law, will join the NYU Law faculty this fall. Professor Beebe, who has taught at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law since 2003, is currently a visiting professor at Stanford Law School.

“Barton is an insightful and creative intellectual property law scholar,” said Dean and Lawrence King Professor of Law Richard Revesz. “I am thrilled he has accepted our tenured offer to join us as a permanent member of our faculty.”

Professor Beebe’s original scholarship employs a range of analytical methods. Recent articles include “Intellectual Property Law and the Sumptuary Code” (Harvard Law Review, forthcoming), “An Empirical Study of U.S. Copyright Fair Use Opinions” (University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 2008), “An Empirical Study of the Multifactor Tests for Trademark Infringement” (California Law Review, 2006), and “Search and Persuasion in Trademark Law,” (Michigan Law Review, 2005). 

A popular teacher, Professor Beebe received the Class of 2007 Award for Best Professor at Cardozo. In 2007, he served as a special master, with Daniel J. Capra, in Louis Vuitton Malletier v. Dooney & Bourke, Inc., a significant trademark infringement case in the Southern District of New York. Prior to joining Cardozo’s faculty, Professor Beebe clerked for Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District.

Professor Beebe received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and an articles editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. He earned his Ph.D. in English literature from Princeton University, where he was a Whiting Fellow in the Humanities, and his B.A. from the University of Chicago, where he graduated with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Posted on March 9, 2009