Master’s degree in Marketing and Corporate Communication

EU competition law and industrial law (2011/2012)

Course code
4S02515
Credits
9
Coordinator
Mel Jacob Marquis

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
DIRITTO INDUSTRIALE 4 IUS/04-BUSINESS LAW Second semester Giampaolo Dalle Vedove
DIRITTO DELLA CONCORRENZA DELL'UE 5 IUS/14-EUROPEAN UNION LAW Second semester Mel Jacob Marquis

Learning outcomes

Module: DIRITTO INDUSTRIALE
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The course aims to offer the basic notions of the Italian competition and intellectual Property laws by examining: a) the principles of domestic competition statutes; b) the various torts of unfair competition provided in art. 2598 of the Italian Civil Code; c) the laws concerning deceptive advertising and unfair commercial practices; d) the Italian, European and International regulations of trademarks, design and innovative utility models.


Module: DIRITTO DELLA CONCORRENZA DELL'UE
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This course begins with an economic, historical and comparative introduction to competition law. It then turns to a more specific examination of European Union competition law and the principal corresponding legal rules and concepts. Among other themes, the course will also include an introduction to the EU merger control regime. Much of the material will be learned through the study of concrete cases.

Syllabus

Module: DIRITTO INDUSTRIALE
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Module: DIRITTO DELLA CONCORRENZA DELL'UE
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Themes to be covered include:

- Introduction to the concept of “competition”
- Agreements that restrict competition; prohibition and the possibility of exemption
- The abuse of a dominant position
- Institutions and authorities responsible for the enforcerment of EU competition law
- Normative frameworks governing EU competition law
- The competence of the EU in the area of merger control
- State aid control

TEXTS
i. Students attending the lectures will prepare for the exam on the basis of their class notes and on the basis of materials distributed during the course. However, if they intend to take an oral exam they prepare on the basis of the book indicated below (JONES and SUFRIN, 2001, chapters 3-7, chapter 9 and pages 854-860, 875-878 and 906-941).

ii. Students that do not attend the lectures will prepare for the exam on the basis of the following book:
ALISON JONES AND BRENDA SUFRIN, EU Competition Law: Text, Cases and Materials, 4th edition, Oxford University Press, 2011, chapters 3-7, chapter 9 and pages 854-860, 875-878 and 906-941.

LECTURES
The lectures will analyze the application of the relevant legal rules and the students will be expected to discuss cases decided by the European Commission, the General Court of the EU, and the European Court of Justice.

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: DIRITTO INDUSTRIALE
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Oral examination only.


Module: DIRITTO DELLA CONCORRENZA DELL'UE
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All students will take an oral exam.



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