32425 - Intellectual Property Law

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Academic Year 2017/2018

Learning outcomes

The student reaches the theoretical and operational tools to apply the Intellectual Property Law within the context of the enterprise.

Course contents

Program for attending students for academic year 2017-18 includes:

the in-depth analysis of the general principles of Intellectual property law;

  • trademark law;
  • patent law;
  • unfair competition (general principles);

and, only for attending students enrolled to the CdL in Legal consultant in business and public administration:

  • copyright law.

In addition to the program provided for attending students, the program for non-attending students includes:

  • trade names and other distinctive signs;
  • design law.


Aa.Vv., Diritto industriale. Proprietà intellettuale e concorrenza, V ed., Torino, Giappichelli, 2016, limited to the following pages:

- for attending students enrolled to the Master Degree in Law: pp. 3-59; pp. 71-179; pp. 214-306; pp. 341-396;

- for attending students enrolled to the Master Degree in Legal consultant in business and public administration: pp. 3-59; pp. 71-179; pp. 214-306; pp. 341-396; 565-703;

- for non-attending students: pp. 3-396; pp. 565-703.

The above-mentioned handbook has not to be intended as a tool aimed at replacing the direct analysis of the relevant norms, but as a tool aimed at providing a systematic framework of the subject matter and an aid to the interpretation of the said norms. Therefore, it is essential to combine the study of the handbook and a direct analysis of the relevant norms of the Industrial Property Code (Legislative decree no. 30/2005) and the Copyright Act (Law no. 633/1941). An up-to-date version of both the above mentioned statutes may be downloaded from the following website: www.normattiva.it

Teaching methods

The program will be illustrated, examined in-depth and discussed by the teacher with the students, starting from the main relevant norms and using examples and practical cases. 

During the course the teacher may organize practical exercises (such as presentations on subjects jointly chosen by the teacher and the interested attending students) or moot court competitions. Each attending students shall be free to join the practical exercises. Attendance of the practical exercises will be taken into account by the teacher for the final exam.

Assessment methods

At the end of the course both attending and non-attending students are required to take an oral exam, on their respective programs. As far as the oral exam is concerned, only students attending at least 75% of the total hours of the course shall be considered "attending students".

As the main objective of the exam is not to test the student's mnemonic capabilities, but her effective comprehension of the subject matter and her ability to apply the legal principles to practical cases, during the exam the teacher may authorize students who have attended classes to use the texts of the Industrial property Code and the Copyright Act.

Students are entitled to take the exam only after having passed the exam of Private Law.

Examination lists are only availabile trough the "AlmaEsami" system.



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