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2022/2023  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 (also offered as elective)
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 - Department of Business Humanities and Law
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Sociology
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 09-02-2022

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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;
  • Critically analyze legal problems in specific contexts in order to constructively manage the legal risks involved.
Legal Risk Management and Intellectual Property Law:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Winter
Aids Open book: all written and electronic aids, including internet access
Read more here about which exam aids the students are allowed to bring and will be given access to : Exam aids and IT application package
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
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. The students are expected to make group presentations on pre-assigned case law in order to encourage critical thinking and facilitate constructive collaborations.
Feedback during the teaching period
Individual written feedback is provided to all students who attempt the ’mock exam’ held two weeks prior to the end of the course. Written feedback is provided on all group written assignments during the teaching period.
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 09-02-2022