Intellectual Property in the Digital Single Market
Full course description
With the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
This course runs over the periods 1 and 2.
This course frames the understanding of intellectual property in the context of the Digital Single Market as a central EU policy. It follows closely the EU’s policy on intellectual property in the Digital Single Market, and gives students tools to understand and work with that policy in their future professional lives.
The course will first familiarize students with intellectual property areas and principles, through general lectures and interactive tutorials. The main aim of this first set of lectures is to provide students with an understanding of the EU’s legal regime concerning the various intellectual property rights (such as patents, trademarks, copyright and designs), which will encompass an overview of the legislation, case law, and legislative background of each IP right. A mock trial held at the end of period 1 will help students to apply their knowledge and understanding.
The second set of lectures follows in the form of specialised guest lectures which will deal with specific intellectual property issues in the Digital Single Market, such as the liability regime of information society providers. Part of these lectures will be given by invited lecturers and researchers from other universities who are experts in the particular topics covered.
Another part of this course is that students deepen and specialize their knowledge and understanding of intellectual property in the context of the Digital Single Market through the writing/recording of a v/blog on a recent issue, presenting it to peers and by participating a roundtable discussion on a topic relevant to IP practice.
Assessment methods are Written Exam, Mock Trial and Blog/Video/Podcast on group research project.
This course has a limited capacity of 38 students. The spots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
WRITTEN EXAM; MOCK TRIAL; PODCAST/BLOG/VIDEO on group project
- A. Moerland