3603778: Intellectual property law

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Semester:WS 13/14
Scheduled in semester:1
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:40.0 L / 30.0 h
Self-directed study time:120.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in IT and Business Process Management (01.10.2008)


> Introduction to law, including contract law and general terms and conditions
> Introduction to intellectual property rights

  • Trademark law
  • Design law
  • Patent law and utility model law
  • Copyright law
> Certain aspects of domain law
> Licensing
> Software development agreements
> Certain aspects of unfair competition
> Introduction to E-Commerce and E-Signature

Lecture Goals

  • Basic understanding of contract law
  • Basis understanding of scope of application of the intellectual property rights
  • Increased awareness of legal problems in connection with the use and exploitation of intellectual property rights


Lectures Method

Interactive lecture, group work, case studies, discussions

Admission Requirements

Students are recommended to face up to the contents of the bachelor module "IT law" before taking part in the module "Immaterial Property Rights".


> Klett/Sonntag/Wilske, Intellectual Property Law in Germany, Verlag Lexis Nexis 2008
> Bentley/Sherman, Intellectual Property Law 3rd Edition (2009) Oxford University Press (optional)
> Heidinger/Hubalek/Pramberger, Introduction to the Law and Language of the European Union (1998) 2nd Edition, Verlag Lexis Nexis (optional)

Exam Modalities

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  • PWW-MA_Intellectual Property Law (WS 13/14, bewertet)