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Courses offered in English Language
Course name   Intellectual Property Law
Lecturer, Professorship   Gernot Kirchner,
Professorship for Private Law and Intellectual Property Rights (Prof. Dr. Gesmann-Nuissl)
Term   Summer
Course level   Undergraduate (Bachelor) and graduate (Master)
CP (ECTS)   5 / 6
Course description  

The seminar course deals with topics in the fields of Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Patent Law or any other connected Law. Participants of the course should learn how law manages legal issues in the mentioned fields. Therefore, it is necessary to get a wide view of the relevant legal issues and legal systems to understand what the development with regard to Intellectual Property Law is. For this purpose, the aim of this seminar course is not only to write a scientific paper about one of the mentioned topics. Additional to that participants practice to talk and discuss about their different legal systems, in particular to evaluate at the end of the course the advantages and disadvantages of each legal system. The seminar course is rounded off a short introduction in the relevant German legal regulations to complete the point of view.


In Addition to the above mentioned seminar course, we are planning to offer the possibility to attend 3 lectures (each 2 hours), which are offered in English, concerning the topic "Intellectual Property Law". If you successfully participate in the classes you will get 1 further ECTS Credit.



  • Writing a scientific paper of 15-20 pages in English or German language
  • Attendance at our Basic course on using scientific databases
  • Submission and Presentation (5-10 mins) of the paper outline
  • Submission and Presentation (10-15 mins) of the final paper
  • Successful participation in all 3 lectures (1 more ECTS Credit)


Time Schedule:

  • Until 10th April: Course registration by email
  • Mid of April: Seminar Opening (Attendance required)
  • Beginning of May: Basic course on using scientific databases (Attendance required)
  • Mid of May: Submission of the paper outline
  • Mid/End of May: Presentation of the paper outline (Attendance required)
  • Mid of July: Submission of the final paper
  • Mid/End of July: Presentation of the final paper (Attendance required)
Further information on the course   See course website
Sign-up procedure   Write an email to the lecturer until 10th April.

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