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International Intellectual Property Law - Period 4 Social Sciences & Humanities Program Spring 2025 Semester - Amsterdam

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International Intellectual Property Law - Period 4

International Intellectual Property Law - Period 4 Course Overview


CEA CAPA Partner Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Primary Subject Area: Law
Instruction in: English
Course Code: R_Int.prop.l
Transcript Source: Partner Institution
Course Details: Level 400
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 84


The course focuses on the principles and minimum standards of protection established in the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and, in particular, the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The following issues will be dealt with in particular:
- patent protection and public health, in particular the issue of access to medicine in developing countries;
- copyright protection and freedom to create, in particular the remix and reuse of protected works in the digital environment and the room for corresponding online platforms, such as YouTube;
- trademark protection of powerful brands, such as enhanced protection for trademarks in the luxury goods industry;
- current topics on the international IP agenda.
International intellectual property registration systems constitute an additional topic of the course. The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks and the Patent Cooperation Treaty will be discussed.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) awards credits based on the ECTS system. Contact hours listed under a course description may vary due to the combination of lecture-based and independent work required for each course therefore, CEA's recommended credits are based on the ECTS credits assigned by VU Amsterdam. 1 ECTS equals 28 contact hours assigned by VU Amsterdam.

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