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Geoffrey R. Scott

Geoffrey Scott

Professor of Law 
Director, Arts, Sports and Entertainment Law Clinic
Affiliate Professor, College of Arts and Architecture 

Curriculum Vitae

(814) 863-6878

LL.M., Yale Law School
B.A., J.D., Valparaiso University

Professor Scott has a wide range of teaching and scholarly interests, but his focus is in intellectual property and on the intersection of the worlds of artistic and scientific expression and the law. He has given particular attention to the protection of cultural properties in both Europe and Asia, to domestic and international entertainment issues with an emphasis on music, and to the representation of the individual professional athlete. He received a Fulbright Scholar award in 2004-2005 for his research in the protection of cultural and ethnographic properties in Asia, and he has been a visiting professor and scholar at the University of Delaware Graduate College of Marine Studies in the fields of biotechnology and intellectual property law. Professor Scott has taught courses and given lectures in London and other European capitals as well as Kyoto, Beijing, and Seoul. He is a Fellow with the the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London, and is the founder and supervisor of the Penn State Arts, Sports and Entertainment Law Clinic.

“Kryptonite, Duff Beer and the Protection of Fictional Characters and Products in the Global Community,” 38(1) Monash University Law Review (2012) (with Karen Maull)

Entertainment Law on a Global Stage (West Publishing — forthcoming) (with Lon Sobel and Mary LaFrance)

“A Protocol for Evaluating Changing Global Attitudes Toward Innovation and Intellectual Property Regimes,” 32 U. Penn. J. Int’l 101 (2011)

“What do Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley, and Utagawa Toyoharu have in Common? Protecting Artistic Legacy in the United States and Japan: A Comparison of U.S. Legal Principles and Iemoto Seido of Japan,” 26 Conn. J. Int’l L. 161 (2010)

“Spoliation, Cultural Property and Japan,” 29 U. Pa. J. Int’l L. 803 (2008)

“A Comparative View of Copyright as Cultural Property in Japan and the United States,” 20 Temp. Int’l & Comp. L. J. 283 (2006)

“An American’s Comparative View of Cultural and Intellectual Property in Japan and the United States,” Doshisha Hogaku (Doshisha University Law Review) (2006)

Football: The Transition From College to Pro (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2006)