INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND FOOD INFORMATION REGULATION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to explain the rules of European IP rights, unfair competition and advertising, with particular attention to the reasons underlying the choices made by the legislator and verifying the extent to which they give rise to an efficient balancing of the interests involved. Where necessary, the guidelines followed by the case law and the solutions adopted at EU level and in other jurisdictions will be considered. The goal is to provide the student with the basics of IP law and the critical ability to use them to solve real problems with correct methods.
Course contents summary
Trademark law, design law, domain names, indications of origin, unfair competition and advertising
Materials made available by the teacher
Lectures on the main topics of the program
Acquiring independent evaluation skills – case studies
Acquiring learning skills – description of topic and critical examination of legislation applied, main guidelines e case law edited on the matter
Acquiring technical language – legal terminology is explained during the course
Assessment methods and criteria
The final assessment takes place through a single oral exam. A written exam in place of the oral one will be reserved to the students who have attended the lectures
Additional seminars on topics covered in the course may be held according to the availability of external specialists.
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