International Intellectual Property Law

2018-2019
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Doel vak

The course provides an overview of the international legal framework for
the protection of intellectual property (IP). Participants will obtain a
general understanding of the role of IP protection in international
trade, underlying policy considerations and the current debate on
imbalances in the international protection system.
Participants will acquire the ability to identify and solve problems
arising from the international nature of intellectual property, and the
ability to assess the current IP system critically in the light of
social, cultural and economic needs in developing and developed
countries.

Inhoud vak

The course focuses on the principles and minimum standards of protection
established in the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and
Artistic Works, the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial
Property and, in particular, the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of
Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The following issues will be dealt
with in particular:
• patent protection and public health, in particular the issue of access
to medicine in developing countries;
• copyright protection and freedom to create, in particular the remix
and reuse of protected works in the digital environment and the room for
corresponding online platforms, such as YouTube;
• trademark protection of powerful brands, such as enhanced protection
for trademarks in the luxury goods industry;
• current topics on the international IP agenda.
International intellectual property registration systems constitute an
additional topic of the course. The Madrid System for the International
Registration of Marks and the Patent Cooperation Treaty will be
discussed.

Onderwijsvorm

The course is based on weekly lectures in which the norms of
international intellectual property law, underlying policies and the
current debate on the further development of the law will be discussed.
In working group sessions, the students will present and discuss
selected problems of current international intellectual property law.
For this purpose, student presentation groups will be established at the
beginning of the course.

Toetsvorm

Written exam (50% of final grade).
Presentation (50% of final grade): each participant of this Course will
have to give an oral presentation during one of the working group
sessions. For this purpose, student presentation groups (4 members) will
be established at the beginning of the Course. The presentation topics
and related literature will be made available on Canvas.

Literatuur

WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook - Policy, Law and Use, 2nd edition,
Geneva, 2004, WIPO Publication No. 489(E), ISBN 92-805-1291-7
available at:http://www.wipo.int/about-ip/en/iprm/

In addition to this general overview of the international framework of
protection, academic articles on specific topics of international IP law
will be made available to the students as reading assignments during the
course.

Doelgroep

Apart from regular students, the course is also available for:
Students from other universities/faculties
Exchange students
Contractor (students who pay for one course)

Courses from a master at the faculty can only be taken as a secondary
course if you have a diploma that gives access to the relevant master/
specialization and if you are enrolled in a master.

Overige informatie

CAPACITY
A maximum number of 40 students may participate in this course.


OBJECTIVES
The following course objectives are only available in Dutch:

Eindtermen master Rechtsgeleerdheid

De afgestudeerde master beschikt over een academisch werk- en
denkniveau:
heeft diepgaande en specialistische kennis van en inzicht in minimaal
één deelgebied van het recht
heeft inzicht in de samenhang tussen verschillende onderdelen van het
recht, met inbegrip van het nationale en internationale recht

De afgestudeerde master beschikt over de volgende (juridische)
vaardigheden:

Analytische vaardigheden:
de juridische en maatschappelijke aspecten van een vraagstuk in hun
onderlinge samenhang beoordelen en daarover kritisch nadenken/oordelen
zich inzicht verschaffen in de problemen die zich bij rechtsvorming op
het gekozen deelgebied voordoen en een bijdrage leveren aan oplossing
daarvan
een probleem vanuit verschillende deelgebieden op een integratieve
manier benaderen
literatuur en juridische bronnen diepgaand analyseren en interpreteren
en kritisch beschouwen (waar relevant ook in de Engelse taal, waar
relevant ook op nieuwe rechtsgebieden)
rechtsregels afleiden uit concrete gevallen (inductie)

Probleemoplossende vaardigheden:
complexe casus diepgaand analyseren en interpreteren en zelfstandig
juridische oplossingen aandragen
complexe juridische problemen onderkennen, analyseren en oplossen

Onderzoeks- en presentatievaardigheden:
individueel een rechtswetenschappelijk onderzoek op academisch niveau
voorbereiden en uitvoeren (probleemstelling formuleren en afbakenen,
informatie verzamelen, gegevens interpreteren, conclusies trekken,
evalueren en aanbevelingen en suggesties doen voor verder onderzoek)
met argumenten onderbouwde mening formuleren over een complex juridisch
probleem of een nieuwe ontwikkeling
actief deelnemen aan een wetenschappelijk debat op het deelgebied dat
het masterprogramma beslaat

The following course objectives of the Masterprogramme of International
BBussines Law
The Master’s graduate has thorough knowledge and understanding of the
main areas of international business law.
The Master’s graduate understands the relationships between the main
areas of international business law and recognizes which legal issues
are involved and how these influence each other.
The Master’s graduate knows who the actors of the international business
law environment are and how they interact with each other, while
acknowledging legal and cultural differences. The Master’s graduate
understands the role of governments and the horizontal economic
relationships between them, the vertical relationship between them and
private business and, finally, the horizontal relationships between
private companies. Consequently, the graduate discerns the legal
position of various parties and understands how the conduct of these
parties can influence legal positions.
The Master’s graduate possesses analytical skills to apply acquired
knowledge and insights to concrete problems in the area of IBL.
The Master’s graduate ‘translates’ practical problems into legally
manageable problems.
The Master’s graduate can analyse and assess scholarly literature, case
law and legal and policy documents and critically reflect upon them.
The Master’s graduate shows evidence of an independent, critical
attitude with regard to existing theories and knowledge.
The Master’s graduate possesses the necessary knowledge of research
methodologies in international law and the necessary research skills to
independently prepare and carry out a jurisprudential study of some
size. The Master’s graduate can critically assess the value of research
findings, draw conclusions from them and relate research results to
theoretical debates within the domain and adjust them when necessary.
The Master’s graduate should be able to analyse complex issues in
relation to international business and make useful legal
recommendations. A Master’s graduate can formulate an independent and
well-substantiated opinion on complex legal issues and take a
substantiated position within the existing debates on various
international business law topics.
The Master’s graduate should have the ability to present orally and/or
in writing the setup, research methodology, theoretical foundations and
findings of their research to both experts and non-experts. The Master’s
graduate has a good command of English legal terms which are used within
international business law.
The Master’s graduate has a self-critical attitude that enables them to
independently acquire new knowledge and to improve their analytical,
research and communicative skills.

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

A maximum number of 40 students may participate in this course.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode R_Int.prop.l
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. M.R.F. Senftleben
Examinator prof. dr. M.R.F. Senftleben
Docenten prof. dr. M.R.F. Senftleben

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