Intellectual property law (2020/2021)

Course code
4S02898
Name of lecturer
Marta Bellini
Coordinator
Marta Bellini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
IUS/04 - BUSINESS LAW
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 15, 2021 al May 29, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with the most important principles of the intellectual property law. A particular attention will be given to the types of intellectual property protection that are most relevant for the Master’s Degree course which focuses on tourism promotion and communication. At the end of the course the students will have acquired the essential rules of this discipline and the ability to consider and apply them in the tourism communication activity.

Syllabus

The course is structured in two parts. The first part will deal with intellectual property and copyright in general, through a historical analysis of the normative sources and the evolution of the content of copyright, up to the study of the regulatory evolution in the matter of copyright. This first part will deal with the subjects and objects of copyright, the contents, the requirements of novelty and creative character, the moral right and the rights of economic use, the single cases and the related rights, as well as the jurisdictional protection of intellectual property rights. The second part will instead be characterized by specific insights on practical issues: the contracts concerning works protected by copyright, the rights and the organization of cultural events, street art and copyright.

Course program (for attending and not attending students):


The exam, suitable for attending and non-attending students, will focus on the following topics:

1) Auteri -Floridia, AA, Diritto Industriale proprietà intellettuale e concorrenza, Giappichelli, 2016, V ed. limitatamente alle seguenti parti: Parte I: da p. 3 a p. 58 Parte VII: da p. 565 a p. 702 Parte VIII: da p. 707 a p. 747.
or alternatively:

2) Ghidini, Profili evolutivi del diritto industriale, Giuffrè, 2015, III ed. limitatamente alle seguenti parti: Cap. I, Parte I, Sez. I e Sez. II (da pag. 2 a pag. 34) e Cap. III, Premessa, Parte I Sez. I, Sez. II, Sez. III, Sez. IV, Parte II Sez. V e Sez. VI (da pag. 200 a pag. 307).

For everyone: V. Franceschelli – E. Tosi, Codice della proprietà intellettuale e industriale, La Tribuna, 2019
knowledge of the following law is required: Legge n. 633/1941 e del Codice Civile agli articoli da 2575 a 2583.

1. INTELLECTUAL HERITAGE: THE NEW INTANGIBLE ASSETS
2. THE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY AND THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
2.1 Industrial law: contents, interests and techniques of legal protection. From historical evolution to modern law.
2.2 Intellectual property: interests and protection in copyright
3. THE AUTHOR'S LAW.
3.1 Subject and subjects of copyright
3.2 Creation of the right and use of the work
4. ACQUISITION OF THE AUTHOR'S RIGHT: CONTENTS AND PROTECTION OF RELATED RIGHTS
4.1 Property law and moral right
4.2 Right of publication, reproduction, distribution, rental and loan.
4.3 The rights of representation, execution and acting.
4.4 The right of dissemination, processing and use.
4.5 The protection of phonograms, radio and television broadcasts. The rights associated with the work: the interpreters and the performers.
5. THE NEGOTIATION OF AUTHOR LAW
5.1 The free transferability of copyright.
5.2 The rights of use.
5.3 Protection in general: active legitimation, precautionary and inhibitory measures, withdrawal from the market.
6. AUTHOR LAW CONTRACTS: GENERAL RULES
Publishing contracts. Publication contracts.
7. RELATED RIGHTS AND THE ORGANIZATION OF CULTURAL EVENTS
Areniano Opera Festival. Mantua Literature Festival. East - West. The Trento and Rovereto dance festival.
8. THE STREET ART: contents and protections of a new form of copyright

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Auteri -Floridia Diritto industriale. Proprietà intellettuale e concorrenza (Edizione 6) Giappichelli 2020
Ghidini Ghidini, Profili evolutivi del diritto industriale, Milano Giuffrè 2015, limitatamente al Capitolo I, Parte I, sezione I e II ed a tutto il capitolo III. 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a written test.
The questions are aimed at verifying the knowledge of the basic notions of intellectual property law and of the existing forms of protection.

The exam, suitable for attending and non-attending students, will focus on the following topics:

1) Auteri -Floridia, AA, Diritto Industriale proprietà intellettuale e concorrenza, Giappichelli, 2020, VI ed. limitatamente alle seguenti parti: Parte I: da p. 3 a p. 52 Parte VII: da p. 623 a p. 780 Parte VIII: da p. 781 a p. 832.
or:

2) Ghidini, Profili evolutivi del diritto industriale, Giuffrè, 2015, III ed. limitatamente alle seguenti parti: Cap. I, Parte I, Sez. I e Sez. II (da pag. 2 a pag. 34) e Cap. III, Premessa, Parte I Sez. I, Sez. II, Sez. III, Sez. IV, Parte II Sez. V e Sez. VI (da pag. 200 a pag. 307).

Per tutti V. Franceschelli – E. Tosi, Codice della proprietà intellettuale e industriale, La Tribuna, u.edizione
Si chiede inoltre la conoscenza della Legge n. 633/1941 e del Codice Civile agli articoli da 2575 a 2583.