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2020/2021  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
  • Vishv Priya Kohli - CBS Law
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Sociology
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 08-12-2020

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Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to enable students to
  • account for the basics of intellectual property law ( with focus on copyrights, trademarks and design law); unfair competition law; contract law; data protection law; and personality rights;
  • 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 Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Please see text below
Since this a four hours take home assignment, there will be no limit on the amount of pages.
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam Oral Exam
Duration: 20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time: No preparation
Examiner(s): If it is an internal examination, there will be a second internal examiner at the re-exam. If it is an external examination, there will be an external examiner.
Description of the exam procedure

The exam will be a four hour take home exam.

Regarding the re-take: The oral retake will be online via Teams

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

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.

Description of the 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 08-12-2020