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2017/2018  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
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Social Sciences
Course coordinator
  • Peter Arnt Nielsen - LAW
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Sociology
Last updated on 26-06-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: 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 exam
Duration 20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time With the listed preparation time: 15 Minutes
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Winter
Aids Open book: all written and electronic aids
The student is allowed to bring to the preparation room: Simple writing and drawing utensils, laptop/tablet as a reference book (NB: there are no electric outlets available), any calculator, books including translation dictionaries, compendiums, notes. PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to communicate with others 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 dealt 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.
Feedback during the teaching period
Individual and group feedback.
Student workload
Course activities (including preparation) 146 hours
Exam (including exam preparation) 60 hours
Expected literature

Justine Pila og Paul Torremans, European Intellectual Property Law, Oxford University Press, 2016, ISBN 978-0-19-872991-4.

Last updated on 26-06-2017