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2023/2024  KAN-CCMVV2303U  Legal Risk Management and Intellectual Property Law in Creative Industries

English Title
Legal Risk Management and Intellectual Property Law in Creative Industries

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 50
Study board
Study Board for cand.merc. and GMA (CM)
Course coordinator
  • Vishv Priya Kohli - Department of Business Humanities and Law (BHL)
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Management
  • Sociology
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 15-02-2023

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Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to enable students to
  • account for the basics of legal risk management and 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 and management;
  • Critically analyze legal problems in specific contexts in order to constructively manage the legal risks involved.
Legal Risk Management and Intellectual Property Law in Creative Industries:
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) One internal 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
The number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination may warrant that it most appropriately be held as an oral examination. The programme office will inform the students if the make-up examination/re-take examination instead is held as an oral examination including a second examiner or external examiner.
The number of registered candidates for the re-take exam warrants if the exam, most appropriately is to be held as an oral examination. The students will be informed if the 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

The following is not an exhaustive list and will be updated to reflect current developments in the field:



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


Neves, Pedro Cunha, et al. "The link between intellectual property rights, innovation, and growth: A meta-analysis." Economic Modelling 97 (2021): 196-209.


Mansfield, Edwin. "Intellectual property, technology and economic growth." Intellectual Property Rights in Science, Technology, and Economic Performance. Routledge, 2019. 17-30.


Grimaldi, Michele, Marco Greco, and Livio Cricelli. "A framework of intellectual property protection strategies and open innovation." Journal of Business Research 123 (2021): 156-164.


Habib, Misbah, Jawad Abbas, and Rahat Noman. "Are human capital, intellectual property rights, and research and development expenditures really important for total factor productivity? An empirical analysis." International Journal of Social Economics 46.6 (2019): 756-774.


Menell, Peter S. "Economic analysis of network effects and intellectual property." Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (2019): 157-230.


Bagley, Constance E., 'The Value of a Legally Astute Top Management Team: A Dynamic Capabilities Approach', in David J. Teece, and Sohvi Heaton (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Dynamic Capabilities (online edn, Oxford Academic, 10 Sept. 2015)


Brown, Abbe EL, and Charlotte Waelde, eds. Research handbook on intellectual property and creative industries. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018.


Boldrin*, Michele, and David K. Levine*. "What’s intellectual property good for?." Revue économique 64.1 (2013): 29-53.


Kohli, Vishv Priya, and Stina Teilmann-Lock. "Black is back: Maritime and Commercial Court of Denmark rules in landmark copyright case." Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 14.11 (2019): 829-830.


Kohli, Vishv Priya, and Stina Teilmann-Lock. "My plate, not thine—copyright infringement of Würtz utensils." Journal Of Intellectual Property Law and Practice 16.12 (2021): 1301-1303.



Cohen, Joshua L. "Deliberate Differentiation by Design: Strategies for Generating Valuable Intellectual Property." Design Management Review 22.4 (2011): 54-61.

Last updated on 15-02-2023