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2014/2015  KAN-CSCBO1097U  Legal Risk Management and Intellectual Property Law

English Title
Legal Risk Management and Intellectual Property Law

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc of Social Science
Course coordinator
  • Robin Elizabeth Herr - Law Department (LAW)
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Economic and organizational sociology
Last updated on 14-08-2014
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.
Legal Risk Management and Intellectual Property Law:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral Exam
Individual or group exam Individual
Duration 20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time With the listed preparation time: 20 Minutes
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period December/January
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Limited aids, see the list below:
All aids must be used during the preparation time.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure
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 and structure

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.
Expected literature

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.
Last updated on 14-08-2014