Digital Single Market

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The module on intellectual property in the Digital Single Market frames the understanding of intellectual property (IP) in the context of the Digital Single Market as a central European Union policy. It follows closely the EU’s policy on IP in the Digital Single Market, and gives students tools to understand and work with that policy in their future professional lives.

The module is comprised of lectures, which provide strong theoretical foundations; tutorials or practical seminars, that cover the application of lecture content to practical cases; guest lectures, where students can have a first-hand knowledge from specialists dealing with IP in the DSM; and a final mock-trial based on a real-case scenario. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a round-table discussion with policy-makers, and to enrol in the Indie Art Legal Clinic, where they can have a hands-on experience of the application of law.

This module has received funding from the European Union, but it reflects only the author’s view. The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency and the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

This page will display all materials related to these modules as soon as they are produced and become available.

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Lecture 1 – Introduction

Lecture 2 – Trademarks

Lecture 3 – Trademarks and GIs

Lecture 4 – Patent Law I

Lecture 5 – Patent Law II

Lecture 6 – Rights similar to patents

Lecture 7 – Trade secrets

Lecture 8 – Copyright I

Lecture 9 – Copyright II

Lecture 10 – designs



Overview of the Digital Single Market Strategy

IP and Geo-blocking (Dr. Martin Husovec, Tilburg University)

Enforcement and jurisdiction(Professor Dick van Engelen, Maastricht University)

AI and Robotics in the Digital Single Market (Dr. Andrés Guadamuz, University of Sussex)

Copyright in the Digital Single Market (Professor Raquel Xalabarder, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)

AI & IP Policy (Yannis Skoulikaris)

Multimedia Marks (Sven Stuermann, EUIPO)

Moot court training (Dr. Marta Santos Silva, Maastricht University)

IP Policy (Dr. Rike Dekker, AOMB)

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The round-table discussion of the academic year 2018-2019 was part of a larger event: the Symposium “Value-less Data: Legal, Ethical, Economic and Technological Lessons for a Robust Data Economy”. The programme of this Symposium can be found here.

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Coursebook (original)

Coursebook 19-20

Coursebook 20-21

Annotated EU Intellectual Property Legislation [publication forthcoming][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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