COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Intellectual Property Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 444
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5
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 course aims at providing basic and applicable knowledge on Intellectual Property Law at an international level.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Use the basic knowledge on Intellectual Property Law in practice.
  • Define the terms concerning Intellectual Property Law.
  • Follow the latest developments in the world on Intellectual Property Law.
  • Discuss any topic on Intellectual Property Law in an academic level.
  • Compare the international systems prevailing in Intellectual Property Law.
Course Description The course starts with an introduction regarding the definition of IP law, its ambit, its relations with other areas of law, and basic concepts and principles prevailing this area. Based on this structure, all subcategories in IP law will be analysed respectively in each week. These are copyright, patent, trademark, geographical indications, and designs. Among these, the most comprehensive part is the copyright which will last until the midterms. The course will be taught at an international level under a curriculum reviewed and suggested by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The subjects which will be discussed within the scope of this course are general principles on IP Law, copyright, work, authorship, economic and moral rights of authors, copyright agreements, licence, infringing acts, related rights, patent, term of protection, inventor, invention, rights of patent owners, trademarks, rights of trademark owners, geographical indications, appellation of origins, traditional product, design, rights attributable to design owner, the Madrid System, the Hague System, the Lisbon System, the organization of WIPO, Bern Convention, Paris Convention, TRIPS, international agreements, registration systems, registration application, new varieties of plants, and traditional knowledge.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction to IP Law WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook, 2nd Ed., WIPO Publications, Geneva, 2008, p. 4-12.
2 International Systems and International Agreements Bern Convention, Paris Convention, TRIPS
3 Copyright, Work, Authorship WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook, 2nd Ed., WIPO Publications, Geneva, 2008, p. 40-67.
4 Economic Rights of Authors WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook, 2nd Ed., WIPO Publications, Geneva, 2008, p. 40-67.
5 Moral Rights of Authors WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook, 2nd Ed., WIPO Publications, Geneva, 2008, p. 40-67.
6 Copyright Agreements, Limitations & Exceptions, Term of Protection WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook, 2nd Ed., WIPO Publications, Geneva, 2008, p. 40-67.
7 Related Rights WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook, 2nd Ed., WIPO Publications, Geneva, 2008, p. 40-67.
8 Midterm
9 Trademarks, Trademark Registration, Term of Protection WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook, 2nd Ed., WIPO Publications, Geneva, 2008, p. 67-105.
10 Geographical Indications, Registration, Term of Protection WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook, 2nd Ed., WIPO Publications, Geneva, 2008, p. 120-129.
11 Designs, Design Owner, Registration, Term of Protection WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook, 2nd Ed., WIPO Publications, Geneva, 2008, p. 112-118.
12 Inventions, Patent Owner, Patent Application, Patentability Requirements, Term of Protection WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook, 2nd Ed., WIPO Publications, Geneva, 2008, p. 17-40
13 New Varieties of Plants The International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
14 Protection of Traditional Knowledge
15 Review of semester
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook, 2nd Ed., WIPO Publications, Geneva, 2008.

Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions, WIPO Publications, Geneva 2015.

Suggested Readings/Materials

Bak, Başak, "Patentability under Turkish Patent Law According to the Decree Law No. 551 on the Protection of Patent Rights", Procedia - Social and Behavioural Sciences, Vol. 195, (2015) :301.

Bently, Lionel, and Brad Sherman. Intellectual property law. Oxford University Press, USA, 2014.

Gervais, Daniel J., ed. International intellectual property: a handbook of contemporary research. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.

Bodenhausen, Georg Hendrik Christiaan. Guide to the Application of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, as Revised at Stockholm in 1967. Vol. 611. WIPO, 1968.

Dinwoodie, Graeme B., and Rochelle C. Dreyfuss. "Designing a Global Intellectual Property System Responsive to Change: The WTO, WIPO, and Beyond." Hous. L. Rev. 46 (2009): 1187.

Dworkin, Gerald. "The Moral Right of the Author: Moral Rights and the Common Law Countries." Colum.-Vla JL & Arts 19 (1994): 229.

Rigamonti, Cyrill P. "Deconstructing moral rights." Harv. Int'l LJ 47 (2006): 353.

Ricketson, Sam, and Jane C. Ginsburg. International copyright and neighbouring rights, v 1-2. Oxford Univ. Press, 2005.

The WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT)

WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT)

Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations

Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

UPOV Convention (1991 Act) 


 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
40
Final Exam
1
60
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
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
15
3
45
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
20
Final Exams
1
30
    Total
143

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

X
10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

X
11

To be able to monitor the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1) .

X
12

To be able to use the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

X

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