COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Intellectual Property Rights for Designers
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FFD 306
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is
• to introduce to the students, the basic concepts of law and provide concise information on legal definition of new, original and conservable designs.
• to inform them about the “ to do list” to protect a new and original design.
• to ensure that the they have basic information about industrial and intellectual property rights regarding registered trademarks, patents, designs and copyrights.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will be able to define new, original and conservable design concept.
  • Students will be able to follow up the registration process of a new and original design.
  • Students will be able to plan marketing strategies of a design considering the incomes founded on registration.
  • Students will be able to to realize the infringement acts for the registered designs.
  • Students will be able to decide legally what to do against to the infringement acts.
Course Description The aim of this course is to introduce to the students, the basic concepts of law and provide concise information on legal definition of new, original and conservable designs, to inform them about the “ to do list” to protect a new and original design. In addition, this course aims to ensure that they have basic information about industrial and intellectual property rights regarding registered trademarks, patents, designs and copyrights. Determining new, original and conservable design concept and to do list for protecting the registered designs.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction – Concept of Law None
2 Law of Persons and Law of Property None
3 Intellectual Property Rights None
4 Copyright Law None
5 Industrial Design Rights None
6 Registration Process of Industrial Designs Checking the website of Turkısh Patent Instıtute about the registration process
7 Trademark and Patent Law Checking the basic legislation about trademark and patent rights
8 Midterm Project None
9 Unfair Competition None
10 Penal aspects None
11 Case studies Study of the previous courses
12 Protection requirements of registered design in the European Union Law and the Turkish Law None
13 Case studies None
14 Repetition for the final Exam None
15 Case studies None
16 Final exam None
Course Notes/Textbooks Academic papers and presentations related with the subjects conducted during the semester.
Suggested Readings/Materials Bettig, Ronad V., Copyright Culture: The political Economy of Intellectual Property, Cahit Suluk: Tasarım Hukuku, Ankara 2003, Davenport, Neil: United Kingdom Copyright and Design Protection, London, 1993. Ünal Tekinalp; Fikri Mülkiyet Hukuku, İstanbul 2005

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
1
25
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
Final Exam
1
35
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
65
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
35
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exams
1
32
    Total
110

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge of industrial design, and to apply it to a variety of products, services and systems from conventional industries to urban scale with innovative and sustainable approaches

X
2

To be able to communicate design concepts and proposals for solutions, which are supported with quantitative and qualitative data, to specialists and non-specialists through visual, written, and oral means

3

To be able to equipped with the related theoretical and methodological knowledge of engineering, management, and visual communication that is required for interdisciplinary characteristic of industrial design; and to collaborate with other disciplines, organizations, or companies

X
4

To be able to equipped with the knowledge of history and theory of design, arts and crafts; and culture of industrial design

X
5

To be able to equipped with social, cultural, economic, environmental, legal, scientific and ethical values in the accumulation, interpretation and/or application of disciplinary information and to employ these values regarding different needs

X
6

To be able to develop contemporary approaches individually and as a team member to solve today’s problems in the practice of industrial design

7

To be able to define design problems within their contexts and circumstances, and to propose solutions for them within the discipline of industrial design considering materials, production technologies and ergonomics

8

To be able to use digital information and communication technologies, physical model making techniques and machinery, at an adequate level to the discipline of industrial design

9

To be able to employ design research and methods within the theory and practice of industrial design

X
10

To be able to recognize the need and importance of a personal lifelong learning attitude towards their chosen specialization area within the industrial design field

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of industrial design and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest