Course Title : Intellectual Property Law
Code Course
Credits ECTS
LAW 228-1 D 4 3 0 0 3.00 4
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language Albanian
Course Level
Description The course aims to equip students with basic knowledge of the concept of intellectual property rights. For this purpose will be analyzed the sanctioning principles of the legislation, procedural steps entities must follow in order to be protected under the “copyright law” or by the Law "On Industrial property". This course will analyse legal concepts of works which are the fruit of intellectual creativityof persons or legal entities; conditions that must be met so that the products of intellectual or industrial enjoy protection from any normative act applicable; entities that the law recognizes the right of appeal in the administrative and judicial procedures to be followed to examine the appeal and decision.
Objectives The purpose and objectives of this course is to provide students with basic knowledge of intellectual property law. Also an important place will occupy the treaties, conventions, agreements and directives in force in the European Union in the field of intellectual property succinctly analyzed the importance of each normative act and the efforts made by our country for the recognition and their implementation into domestic legislation.
Course Outline
1Introduction to copyright , historical development and legal basis of copyright in Albania
2Moral and economic rights: General principles
3The right of author to be identificated as such - the right to oppose unfair usage
4Authorship and ownership in copyright protection
5Violation of copyright: Copying and substantial rent and delivery of the work in public
6The International conventions: the Berne Convention - the TRIPS - Treaty of the WIPO International conventions II: Paris Convention, TRIPS, the European Convention
7Understanding the patent concept: Objects that can be protected with patent
8Midterm Exam
9Secret Patents - The rights derived from patents and patent violations
10The trademark concept
11Trademark infringement and revocation
12Trademarks under Albanian legislation - types of brands - constituent elements of brand
13Registration of the mark - industrial designs - appellations of origin - trademark violations - Registration of international brands
14Unfair competition
15Boundaries of fair competition versus unfair competition
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Upon the completion of the course the students should be able to understand intellectual property rights, and violations of its offshoots, ways of filing the complaint to the relevant authorities.
2Upon the completion of the course the students should be able to demonstrate the ability to research, analyse and apply legal material to conceptual debates
3Upon the completion of the course the students should be able to recognize the combination of procedural elements in conflict resolution and handling of administrative issues
4Upon the completion of the course the students should have the necessary knowledge base on the subject of
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14228
Assignments 200
Midterms 11010
Final examination 11515
Other 000
Total Work Load 101
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 4.04

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