37028 International and Comparative IP Law , 5 sp
The course offers a comprehensive overview of different international conventions and treaties as well as international organizations, focusing on WTO TRIPS-agreement. Additionally, the relationship between international trade and policy goals such as sustainable developements and IP norms is explored, highlighting inter-connectedness of different layers of international legal norms and institutions.
The course can be taken as part of the study module in Corporate Responsibility.
You have in-depth knowledge of the global IP regulatory regime as a multilayered international norm system.
- identify main principles underlying WTO-TRIPs agreement
- identify the main content of the most important international IP-instruments, especially the TRIPS-agreement
- explain how the international IP-system has developed and functions
- discuss the role of IP in economic development and critically evaluate different IP conventions
Course contents is international and visiting faculties may teach in the course.
Hanken master's degree students with commercial law as major subject (both IPL specialization and Swedish programme), IPL Study module students and students who take the Corporate Responsibility module at Hanken only.
For IPL students: none
All others: 10 ECTS in law studies
Classroom lectures, exercises, self-study
134 hours divided into
Scheduled contact hours: ca 20 h
Non-scheduled work: 114 h
First or Second Year of Master's studies.
Written examination 90%
Classroom participation 10%
- Unctad-ICTSD, International Centre for Trade, Sustainable Development, UNCTAD-ICTSD Project on IPRs, & Sustainable Development. (2005). Resource book on TRIPS and development. Cambridge University Press. https://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/ictsd2005d1_en.pdf
- The WTO Analytical Index: Guide to WTO Law and Practice https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/publications_e/ai17_e/trips_e.htm
Students who have completed the earlier course International and Comparative IP Law (8 ECTS, course code 3776) cannot take this course.
External students taking the Corporate Responsibility Module can take this course.