This course integrates various aspects of trade marks, copyright and design protection in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, especially where it concerns litigation practice in various EU member states, and at Community level. When contrasting national systems with the OHIM system, the EC enforcement directive will also be covered and placed in the context of national ‘anomalies’ and procedural issues surrounding practical litigation in trans-border disputes involving trade marks, copyright, design rights. Taught by: Thomas Schmitz (ROKH IP, Düsseldorf); Giovanni Casucci (Bardehle Pagenberg, Milan); Guy Tritton (Hogarth Chambers, London) Prof. Anselm Kamperman Sanders (UM)
At the end of this course, the student is knowledgeable about various litigation practices and procedural issues involving trade marks, copyright and design cases.
Standard literature plus additional materials (e.g. Tritton, ‘Copyright and Designs in the United Kingdom’; Firth, ‘Repairs, Interconnections and Consumer Welfare in the Field of Design’; Casucci, ‘How to protect your IP at trade fairs’; etc.)