Lund University
European Business Law: Competing in Europe
Lund University

European Business Law: Competing in Europe

This course is part of European Business Law Specialization

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Hans Henrik Lidgard
Xavier Groussot
Julian Nowag

Instructors: Hans Henrik Lidgard

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15 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • 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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There are 6 modules in this course

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.

What's included

7 videos7 readings1 quiz

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 videos5 readings1 quiz

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.

What's included

6 videos5 readings1 quiz

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 videos5 readings1 quiz

The fifth module addresses some of the key interactions taking place between law, politics and economics. It considers the role Public Procurement law plays within the EU and the main legal framework. It outlines the State aid control system and the procedural elements of the State aid assessment.

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7 videos6 readings1 quiz

The final module includes a series of lectures on how to create a legal argument and present it to a court. It focuses on universally applicable advocacy strategies, without regard to the particular legal system in which the learner practice or study. It includes classical rhetoric while also considering practical aspects of constructing a persuasive written argument. It concludes with a lecture on structuring an oral argument and its delivery.

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6 videos4 readings1 peer review

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4.8 (36 ratings)
Hans Henrik Lidgard
Lund University
3 Courses60,399 learners
Xavier Groussot
Lund University
3 Courses60,399 learners
Julian Nowag
Lund University
4 Courses93,115 learners

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