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  • Teacher Nadia Zorzi

  • Credits 6

  • SSD IUS/01

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Course Timetable from Sep 19, 2018 to Oct 25, 2018

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student knows the main features of the intellectual property right at national and European legal level. The student also knows how to make a critical reading of the jurisprudential guidelines and has acquired the tools to update his own training independently

Course contents

1. National and European regulations concerning: unfair competition, unfair commercial practices, distinctive signs, inventions and models (with particular reference to patent protection), copyright.

2. Internet-related goods and related legal regulations are also considered (eg: protection of software and databases, use of metatags in competitive dynamics, regulation of domain names, protection of digital works, etc.).


1) Vanzetti-Di Cataldo, Manuale di diritto industriale, Milan, Giuffrè, latest edition (Parts 1, 2 and 3, with the exclusion of Parts Nos. 4 and 5);

2) selection of case law and scientific articles related to issues concerning new technologies (they will be loaded between the teaching materials available online or indicated on this page, before the start of the course)

Teaching methods

The course is divided into lectures, in which the teacher will illustrate the fundamental legal principles of the subject, also commenting on relevant legislation and jurisprudence.

Assessment methods

The exam will be held in oral form.

Only students attending are allowed to deepen a theme agreed upon with the teacher, which will be carried out in the form of a thesis and then also presented orally (with the possible help of slides). This optional activity will be evaluated and will contribute to the assignment of the final vote.

Teaching tools

In addition to the texts recommended in the "Texts / Bibliography" section, the relevant regulatory sources and, in particular, the Code of industrial property / legislative decree are an indispensable tool for the study of the subject matter. 30/2005 and succ. Modification. and integr.) and the law on copyright (Law 22 April 1941, No. 633 and subsequent amendments and supplements).

Office hours

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