English   Danish

2013/2014  KAN-CMJ_J74  Commercial European Trademark Law

English Title
Commercial European Trademark Law

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
The course will be held as a study group with 16 lessons.
Changes in course schedule may occur.
Mondays 11.40-13.20, week 36-51
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Björn Lundqvist - Law Department (LAW)
Coordinating secretary: Susie Lund Hansen - slh.jur@cbs.dk
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
Last updated on 30-07-2013
Learning objectives
During the course trademark law will be studied from a European perspective. The aim of the course is that the students shall obtain in depth understanding of European trademark law, with a particular emphasis on Commercial aspects of Trademarks. Trademark law will be studied both in relation to the formation of rights and in relation to infringement of rights. During the course issues related to competition law will be briefly covered.
Commercial European Trademark Law:
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual
Open Book, Written and Electronic Aid is permitted
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 24 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Winter Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure
Trademarks may be regarded as a crucial ingredient in today’s commercial language. Trademarks are important as communicators of commercial information in the market and they inevitably play a role in guaranteeing the validity of commercial messages. This is important for consumers as well as right holders. As a consequence it is problematic when trademark rights are infringed and when the message that they represent gets blurred or tarnished. Simultaneously it is of crucial importance that the general public are allowed to have opinions in relation to trademarks. It is also important, for the benefit of efficient competition, that there is room for fair use of trademarks, without risking infringement actions. The different interests in the field of trademark law are balanced by a framework of regulations and the aim of this course is to study this framework.
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminars.
Student workload
Lectures 24 hours
Seminars 8 hours
Preparation 143,5 hours
Exam preparation 30 hours
Expected literature
Provisional Literature: L.C. Thorning and S.W. Finnanger “Trademark Protection in the European”, Thomson Reuters, 2010 (399 pages). In addition a compendium as to Trademark related Case Law will be distributed by CBS (3-400 pages).

Please check the syllabus at Learn, for further information.
Last updated on 30-07-2013