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2011/2012  KAN-CB03  Legal Risk Management and Intellectual Property Law

English Title
Legal Risk Management and Intellectual Property Law

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course Period Autumn
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for MSc of Social Science
Course Coordinator
  • Robin Elizabeth Herr - Law Department
Main Category of the Course
  • Business Law
  • Economic and organizational sociology
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
The aim of the course is to enable students to
  • comprehend the whole system of intellectual property law and related legal branches;
  • select and apply the rules relevant to creative business processes;
  • analyze legal problems in specific contexts in order to manage the legal risks involved.
Oral exam with 20 minutes preparation
Assessment Oral Exam
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship External examiners
Exam Period December/January
Aids With time for preparation
Duration 20 Minutes
The exam is an individual 20 minutes oral exam (with 20 minutes open book preparation time).

At the oral exam the student must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of topics, theories and methods that have been delt with during the course.
Course Content

The course will give an understanding of the basic principles and structures of mainly private law, from a European perspective, related to creative business processes in order to choose and assess the appropriate legal structure for business transactions. The course covers the various parts of intellectual property law and related legal branches relevant to creative business processes namely copyright law but also design law, trademark law, unfair competition law, contract law and personality rights.The course includes two voluntary home assignments.

Teaching Methods
Teaching takes place mainly in large classes and consists of a mixture of dialog-based lectures, presentations, discussions and assignments/cases.

Please note that the litterature list is guiding

Mandatory Readings:

  1. Hector MacQueen et. al Contemporary Intellectual Property Law Law and Policy, Second edition, Oxford University Press 2010. (HM). Note: ch. 19 (1-10) = ch.19 Sections 19.1 through Section 19.10
  2. Course Compendium (CC)
  3. Material downloaded from “Readings” folder of SiteScape (SS)

Recommended Readings:

  1. All materials downloaded from “Readings” folder of SiteScape and marked, “Recommended Reading.
  2. Thomas Riis Intellectual Property Law in Denmark, Kluwer Law 2009.