IP LAW (Industrial and Intellectual Property Right)

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
IP law concerns the subject matter contained in the Industrial Property Rights Code (Legislative Decree no. 30 of 10 February 2005, as amended) and, in particular, trademarks, industrial inventions, biotechnological inventions, utility models, designations of origin and geographical indications, designs and models, trade secrets and know-how.
The course focuses, in alternate years, on some of these topics.
This academic year (2019-2020) the course will be mainly dedicated to the discipline of trademarks and industrial design.
At the end of the course the student must have acquired a good knowledge of the Italian and European discipline of industrial and intellectual property in order to solve legal issues through the reworking of the notions learned.
Expected learning outcomes
KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING AND LEARNING SKILLS. The student will have to demonstrate knowledge of the general principles of industrial property and the national and European discipline of patents, trademarks and distinctive signs, industrial designs.
APPLICATION SKILLS AND AUTONOMY OF JUDGEMENT. The student must demonstrate the ability to interpret and apply, with autonomy of judgment, the notions learned during the course to the solution of concrete cases that will be submitted by the professor.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS. The student must demonstrate the ability to express the notions acquired with appropriate legal language and coherence.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
The lessons will take place - if allowed - in presence, also using the TEAMS platform.
The course program is unchanged.
The cases discussed in the classroom will be made available to students on the Ariel platform.
The exam will take place using the TEAMS platform or in presence, depending on the directives in force at the time of the appeal.
The reception of students will take place on the days and times indicated on the department's website, using the TEAMS platform or in presence according to the directives in force at the time of the appeal.
Course syllabus
This Academic year (2020-2021) the teaching is mainly focused on the protection of trademarks and industrial design. The teaching will focus on: the general principles and concepts, the rationale of the system, the notion of trademarks, the validity requirements, the content of the right and its limits, the administrative procedure for granting the national and european title, the notion of industrial design, the validity requirements, the content of the right and judicial protection.
Some lessons will be devoted to the general principles of the national and european discipline of patents and utility models.
Prerequisites for admission
No specific prerequisites are required
Teaching methods
The course is structured in two parts, in the a first part the professor will explains the general principles of the subject and the individual topics that make it up, the second part is dedicated to the discussion of practical cases, distributed to the students through the Ariel Portal, with specific insights on current issues.
Teaching Resources
Sena, I diritti sulle invenzioni ed i modelli di utilità, Milano Giuffrè 2011.
Sena, Il diritto dei marchi: marchio nazionale e marchio comunitario, Milano, Giuffrè, 2007.
Sena - Giudici, Codice di diritto industriale, Milano, Giuffrè, 2019. Erasmus students may study on Gustavo Ghidini, Rethinking Intellectual Property, EE Edward Elgar, 2018 (Chapters 1, 2 and 4).
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of an oral test. The exam will take place using the TEAMS platform or, if it is allowed, in presence always in oral form. The final vote will be expressed in thirtieth.
The exam is aimed at assessing the knowledge learned, critical thinking, skills and the quality of exposure.
IUS/04 - BUSINESS LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Giudici Silvia