620282 :GLB: Intellectual Property Law

General info

Instruction language English
Type of Instruction Lectures with discussion (No data available yet)
Type of exams Open-book take-home examination (60%), class assignment (35%), class participation (5%) (Examination schedule)
Course load:6 ECTS credits
Registration:This course will not be offered during academic year 2017-2018
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M. Husovec (Lecturer)


  • After completing the course, the students will be able to understand and apply the basic legal concepts within the area of intellectual property law. They will be able to explain the basic trade-offs of the intellectual property regulation, its aims as well as limitations.
  • The students will be able to explain how the existing international obligations within intellectual property law limit the options of the national legislators and also to evaluate which of the options available to the policy makers are more viable.


This course will provide the students with basic understanding of the intellectual property law. We will together explore the most important concepts of copyright, unfair competition, design, trademark and patent law. Students will be presented always with the international framework and its regional or national model implementations. We will then discuss the trade-offs that these models entail and potential avenues for the optimal regulation.


Exchange students please contact the Exchange coordinator, Nicolas Bohórquez Cortés for more information on how to enrol for this course.

This course will not be offered during academic year 2017-2018

Compulsory Reading

  1. Martin Husovec, Syllabus, Blackboard, 2016.

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