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Course 2008-2009 a.y.

6207 - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW


CLEAM - CLES - CLEF - BIEM - CLEACC
Department of Legal Studies

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLEAM (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - CLES (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - CLEF (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - BIEM (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - CLEACC (6 credits - I sem. - AI)
Course Director:
MARIA LILLA' MONTAGNANI

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: MARIA LILLA' MONTAGNANI


Course Objectives

In a world where the wealth of the western society rests dramatically with Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), studying patent law, trademarks, and copyright becomes crucial. Indeed, patent law confers an exclusive right of exploitation upon inventors. Trade mark law protects producers or trader efforts to distinguish its goods or services from those of others and to associate them positive values. Copyright law protects the creativity of authors, artists, computer programmers, and creators in the music and entertainment industries. The course is concerned mainly with the nature and scope of these rights. Therefore, the first goal is to provide students with a comparative overview of IPRs. A second goal is to make students familiar with the impact on IPRs of European Law.  


Course Content Summary
  • History and Economics of IPRs
  • Comparative Copyright and Related Rights Law
  • Comparative Trademark Law
  • Comparative Patent Law
  • Comparative Registered Designs
  • Unfair Competition and Passing off
  • Exercise and Licensing of IPRs

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Grades will depend upon: one compulsory multiple choice written exam, an individual essay (at the end of the semester), and a presentation of a case by groups of 3-4 students (during the semester).


Textbooks
  • Slides used during the classes available at www.antitrustisti.net.
  • Selected cases, regulation and legislative sources available at www.antitrustisti.net
  • Selected excerpts from law journals, articles and books told at the beginning of the course
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