This course introduces students to Intellectual Property (IP) Law in general and its two common categories: Industrial Property (mostly patents) and Copyright. The course provides an overview of the main principles and legal rules of IP Law, focusing specifically on the theoretical and practical connections between IP and academic/scientific works/studies and on the IP issues with which the students are likely to come into contact in their different areas of knowledge.
These issues include:
At the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate and develop awareness of the relevance and impact of IP Law on their academic and professional lives.
PhD students at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
PhD holders working at NOVA (Professors, Researchers,...)
New editions will be published soon.
Cláudia Trabuco, PhD
Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira, PhD student
Proposed duration of the course: 2 days (7/8 hours per day) – 1 day of lecture of a more theoretical nature, illustrated with specific cases and examples; 1 day of practical teaching favoring the participation of students in the class discussions.
1 ECTS | 2 days
Oral participation and involvement of the students in the class.
Group works (including oral presentation and written report).
Reading and self-study are relevant to prepare for the classes and group works.
Ascensão, José de Oliveira, Direito Comercial, Vol. II, Direito Industrial, Lisboa, 1994, and Direito Civil, Direito de Autor e Direitos Conexos, Coimbra Editora, Coimbra, 2008.
Bently, Lionel and Sherman, Brad, Intellectual Property Law, Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 2009.
Campinos, António and Gonçalves, Luís Couto (coord.), Código da Propriedade Industrial Anotado, Almedina, Coimbra, 2010.
Cornish, W. R., Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Allied Rights, 5th edition, Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2003.
Gonçalves, Luís Couto, Manual de Direito Industrial, 2nd edition, Almedina, Coimbra, 2008.
Maia, José Mota, Código da Propriedade Industrial Anotado, Almedina, Coimbra, 2005.
Rocha, Maria Vitória, A originalidade como requisito de protecção pelo Direito de Autor – algumas reflexões, in http://www.verbojuridico.com/doutrina/autor/originalidade.html.
Trabuco, Cláudia, O direito de reprodução de obras literárias e artísticas no ambiente digital, Coimbra Editora, 2006, and Repetir nunca é repetir: reflexões sobre a reprodução e o plágio de obras de arquitectura, 2008, in http://www.fd.unl.pt/docentes_docs/ma/ct_ma_11165.pdf.
Additional bibliography may be provided by the academic staff members at a later stage, allowing the students to gain a fuller and more specific understanding of each topic discussed.