Course code JurZ3017
Faculty Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 24 8 48
E-courses JurZ3017: Intellectual Property Law
Course annotation The aim of this course is to provide information about various types of intellectual property, specifics in the protection of relevant rights, and an in-depth look at specific types of intellectual property – copyright, patent rights, trademark rights, design rights and geographic indications.
Course responsible lecturer Jānis Rozenfelds
Results Students who pass this elective course will have a general sense of intellectual property laws, the most important types of intellectual property, their importance in the national economy, forms of protection, and differences between various registration and protection systems. Students will peruse the most important normative regulations in this area, looking at specifics of legal regulations and at court practice in this area in Latvia. They will read works by well known Latvian and foreign authors on the subject matter. This course is a prerequisite for internships in this area of law. Students has an understanding on the place and meaning of the intelectual property law in Latvian legal system, has theoretical basis for further scientific research on problems in the field of intelectual property law. Student has acquired knowledge on the basic principles of intelectual property law and also ability to comprehend problems related to the intelectual property law and find the solutions.

Course plan 1.The concept and types of intellectual property.L 2
2.Specifics in the protection of intellectual property. L 2
3.Copyright.L 4, S 2
4.Patent rights. L 4, S 2
5.Design rights. L 2
6.Trademark rights.L 4, S 2
7.Geographic indications. L 2
8.Protection of types of plants. L 2
9.Domain names. L 2, S 2
Requirements for obtaining credit points The final exam will be open only to students who have successfully completed all seminar work during the course of the semester. Attendance at seminars is mandatory. Each one will be evaluated with a grade. The final will be a written test. Only students who have completed all of the seminars will be allowed to take it. Acceptable excuses for missing a seminar include documented sickness or extraordinary events that will be assessed individually (the funeral of a close relative, childbirth, etc.). In such cases, students will be able to make up the work through consultations.
Mandatory seminar work, 1 written test (50%) and the final written exam will each make up 50% of the final grade.

Study programmes Art