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Suggested: 5 hours/week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Trademarks as Essential Assets

The first module examines trademarks, one of the most valuable assets that a company actually has. It gives a brief description of the history of intellectual property law (IP) protection. The module considers the main sources of law, case law and pertinent trademark strategies. It also looks at how a proprietor can exercise their trademark rights in a useful way, successfully preventing a third party from using an identical or similar sign.

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7 videos (Total 58 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Brand and Trademark Strategy5m
Trademark Law and Global Harmonization3m
Introducing European Trademark Law7m
Obtaining and managing EU Trademark Protection12m
Safeguarding EU Trademark Protection10m
A Practitioner's View- Kristina Fredlund12m
7 readings
Course instructions10m
Synopsis10m
Brand and Trademark Strategy10m
Trademark Law and Global Harmonization10m
Introducing European Trademark Law10m
Obtaining and Managing EU Trademark Protection10m
Safeguarding EU Trademark Protection10m
1 practice exercise
Trademarks as Essential Assets30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Defending Patents

The second module examines the role patents play in business transactions. It examines strategies and advantages/disadvantages of patent protection. The module looks into the substantive rules regarding the requirements for patent protection and how to obtain a patent. It introduces strategies to capitalize and possibilities to license rights to third parties. Finally, it discusses potential ways to misuse a patent.

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6 videos (Total 88 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
European Patent Protection12m
Protecting a Solution to a Problem11m
Capitalizing from your Patent13m
Antitrust Infringement and Patent Misuse16m
A Practitioners View- Maria Stenbäck18m
5 readings
Patents as a Strategic Tool10m
European Patent Protection10m
Protecting a Solution to a Problem10m
Capitalizing your Patent10m
Antitrust Infringement and Patent Misuse10m
1 practice exercise
Defending Patents30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Competition: Illegal Cooperation

The third module gives an overview of the European competition regime. Competition is a key element of an open market economy that stimulates European economic performance. The module describes the three core regulations pertinent to European competition law, including article 101 and 102 TFEU, as well as the European Merger Regulation. It considers how particular agreements or behaviour is anti-competitive and the four main aspects when establishing a breach of article 101 TFEU.

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6 videos (Total 44 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Why Competition Law?3m
Defining the Market3m
Anti-competitive behaviour Part I4m
Anti-competitive behaviour Part II12m
A Practitioners View- Marcus Glader15m
5 readings
Introduction to European Competition Law10m
Why Competition Law?10m
Defining the Market10m
Anti-competitive Behaviour Part I10m
Anti-competitive Behaviour Part II10m
1 practice exercise
Competition: Illegal Cooperation30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Competition: Abuse of Dominance and Mergers

The module examines article 102 TFEU, which prohibits the abuse of a dominant position within the internal market. It also provides an overview of secondary law and EU merger regulations. The module provides a brief history of merger regulations in the EU, the substantive elements and finally, the procedural rules in merger cases. The last three lectures provides practical aspects of competition law, looking at how the Commission carries out an investigation, its powers to reach a conclusion and to implement sanctions.

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6 videos (Total 55 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Merging Businesses10m
Competition Procedure8m
Inquiries and Investigations by the Commission4m
Penalties and Sanctions4m
A Practitioners View- Marcus Glader21m
5 readings
Abusing a Dominant Position10m
Merging Businesses10m
Competition Procedure10m
Inquiries and Investigation by the Commission10m
Penalties and Sanctions10m
1 practice exercise
Competition: Abuse of Dominance and Mergers30m
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Top reviews from European Business Law: Competing in Europe

By MSJan 23rd 2017

Although this version was much easier than the first edition, it was much easier to follow and provides a much more solid foundation for those new to the subject.

By DSFeb 8th 2019

Amazing Course. I e learned a lot of things mainly how to understand functioning of the TFEU in the depth of the EU/International competition law

Instructors

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Hans Henrik Lidgard

Senior Professor
Faculty of Law
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Xavier Groussot

Pro Dean and Professor
Faculty of Law
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Julian Nowag

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law
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Jörgen Hettne

Associate Professor
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Justin Pierce

Doctoral student
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Magnus Schmauch

Lecturer
Faculty of Law
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Ulf Maunsbach

Associate Professor
Faculty of Law

About Lund University

Lund University was founded in 1666 and has for a number of years been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 47 700 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Sweden. Lund University unites tradition with a modern, dynamic, and highly international profile. With eight different faculties and numerous research centres and specialized institutes, Lund is the strongest research university in Sweden and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. The university annually attracts a large number of international students and offers a wide range of courses and programmes taught in English. In addition, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) is part of the university and works to advance strategies for sustainable solutions through cutting edge interdisciplinary research, high-quality innovative education, and effective communication and strong partnerships. ...

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  • At the end of this course, you will have a basic understanding of how to:

    • Find and understand relevant laws and regulations governing the internal European Union market

    • Protect and defend a company’s products, brands and inventions by obtaining and licensing trademarks and patents

    • Create a competitive edge for a company and apply the basic principles of EU competition law

    • Construct and present a persuasive legal argument

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