Checking date: 24/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Intellectual Property
Master in Entrepreneurship and Business Creation (Plan: 277 - Estudio: 267)


Department assigned to the subject: Private Law Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Prior completion of "Legal framework for the running of a business" is highly advisable
Students will gain a full insight into the catalogue of available legal instruments aimed to protect those innovations basing, supporting or creating competitive advantages of a business project. To that end, intellectual property rules will be analysed for the purposes of protecting, commercializing and tranfering technology. Specific compentences and skills: - Capacity of understanding, analysing and solving complex problems related to the running of a business project - Capacity of running a business project in consistency with the legal and institutional framework with the ability of identifying most relevant legal issues and most efficient solutions - Ability to sucessfully manage problems stemming from expanding, developping and consolidating the newco - Capacity of critically analyse public policies to foster entrepreneurship and efficiently resort to assistance mechanisms - Ability to make decisions regarding the innovation process, promoting technological progress and maximizing the contribution of innovation to business results.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Part I: Introduction: innovating entrepreneur: creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship Protecting innovation - Trade secret and know how - Design of a Comprehensive Protection Strategy * Key assets and competitive advantages * Proposed protecting mechanisms Part II: Protecting Innovation: - Patents - Utility Models - Designs Distinctive signs - Trademarks - Domain names - Other protection instruments Part III Software Databases
Learning activities and methodology
Face-to-face activities a) Theoretical lectures b) Practical assignments c). Discussions Students' work a). Practical cases b). Study
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • FERNÁNDEZ NOVOA, C.. Tratado sobre derecho de marcas. Marcial Pons. 2004
  • GÓMEZ SEGADE, J.A.. La ley de patentes y modelos de utilidad. Civitas. 1988
  • LENCE REIJA, C.. La protección del diseño en el Derecho Español. Marcial Pons. 2004

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.