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Contracts in Intellectual Property Law, Procurement and Distribution

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Contracts in Intellectual Property Law, Procurement and Distribution
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Industrial Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: WiMb19RS100
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project work

[updated 29.04.2024]
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
The total student study time for this course is 150 hours.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck

[updated 24.03.2020]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- be familiar with the individual components of intellectual property protection in Germany, including the normative substantive requirements and the official registration procedure for the respective property right
- be familiar with the legal requirements for procurement and distribution contracts (excluding public procurement law)
- have acquired knowledge and skills in business contract management (national and cross-border contracts); and be able to analyze specific contract templates and implement them in the respective business negotiation and contract situation with the help of contract drafting techniques
- be able to draft specific contracts in intellectual property law and on the operational procurement and sales side, also using sample contracts.

[updated 29.04.2024]
Module content:
- Intellectual property rights in Germany (especially technical property rights)
- European and international intellectual property rights
- Freedom of contract and limits, drafting contracts in the areas of intellectual property rights, procurement and distribution, special features of transnational contracts and use of general terms and conditions
- Analysis of sample contracts, adaptation to specific business requirements and drafting of specific contractual provisions
- Basics of contract negotiation

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Teaching methods/Media:
- Independent project work under supervision: students will draft a specific contract (also possible in English) pertaining to a given business situation
- The results of the project work must be documented in a suitable form
- Interactive lecture with case studies

[updated 29.04.2024]
Recommended or required reading:
- Bohnstedt, J.: Vertragsrecht im Einkauf. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler, aktuelle Auflage
- Engels, R.: Patent-, Marken- und Urheberrecht. München: Verlag Franz Vahlen, aktuelle Auflage
- Fisher, R. u. a.: Das Harvard-Konzept. Der Klassiker der Verhandlungstechnik. Frankfurt: Campus, aktuelle Auflage
- Grützmacher u. a. (Hrsg.): Münchener Vertragshandbuch Band 3: Wirtschaftsrecht II. München: C. H. Beck, aktuelle Auflage
- Hasselblatt, G. (Hrsg.): Münchener AnwaltsHandbuch Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz. München: C. H. Beck, aktuelle Auflage
- Hoffmann-Becking M./Gebele, A. (Hrsg.): Beck’sches Formularbuch Bürgerliches, Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht. München: C. H. Beck, aktuelle Auflage
- Junker, A./Kamanabrou, S.: Vertragsgestaltung. München: C. H. Beck, aktuelle Auflage
- Martinek, M. u.a. (Hrsg.): Handbuch des Vertriebsrechts. München: C. H. Beck, aktuelle Auflage
- Lettl., T.: Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz. München: C. H. Beck, aktuelle Auflage
- Triebel, V.: Englisch als Vertragssprache. München: C. H. Beck, aktuelle Auflage
- Walz, R. (Hrsg.): Beck‘sches Formularbuch Zivil-, Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensrecht Deutsch-Englisch. München: C. H. Beck, aktuelle Auflage

[updated 29.04.2024]
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