IP laws are national laws; their effects are restricted to the territory of the country that has enacted the respective laws. On the other hand, intellectual property is international, it does not know any national borders. This raises
the question of how an IP-owner will be protected in foreign countries. That is achieved by international conventions and treaties according to which the member states take the obligation to protect the nationals of other member states.
The course will deal with this system of international conventions and treaties in the field of copyright and neighboring rights, patents, trademarks, and geographical indications, unfair competition and trade secrets. Finally, we will deal with the international enforcement of intellectual property rights.
- Credit value: 3 (US standard) | 6 (ECTS standard)
- Indicative duration (full time): 4-6 weeks
- Indicative duration (part-time): 5-8 week
- Certificate: Yes
Academic Guidelines (HQ version)
Academic Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Student Orientation Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Zotero instructions for EUCLID students
- Discuss major IP organizations and conventions
- Discuss WIPO mechanisms
- Discuss European considerations of IIP
- Discuss other/global considerations of IIP.
- WIPO Handbook
- International Intellectual Property Law – Cases (Goldstein)
- Select academic papers