International Protection of Industrial Property. The International patent system, transfer of technology. Treaties providing for the substantive protection - Paris Convention, Madrid Agreement, Nairobi Treaty. Treaties facilitating protection in several countries.

(i) In the field of patent

(ii) In the field of trademark

(iii) In the field of appellations of origin

(iv) In the field of industrial designs, treaties establishing international classification, protection of new varieties of plants.


International protection of literary and artistic property (copyright).The 1987 Berns Convention for the protection of literary and works. Treaties providing for the protection of neighbouring  rights. The EU Competition Law, the GATT/WATO and Trade related aspect of intellectual property. The World Intellectual Property Organization History, objectives and membership - cooperation with developing countries.


Level of Study: 600 Level