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International Contract and Competition Law (compulsory elective module 2)

Module name (EN): International Contract and Competition Law (compulsory elective module 2)
Degree programme: International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: BIBW-621
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
English/French
Assessment:
Written exam (90 minutes / can be repeated semesterly)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BIBW-621 International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 6, mandatory course
BIBW-621 International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 6, optional course
Workload:
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
BIBW-220 Business Law


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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Prof. Dr. Sybille Neumann


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Learning outcomes:
International contract law:
 
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- be able to interpret the international and national legal frameworks and regulations that are important
  for the transnationally active business community
- be able to interpret the regulations in international competition law
- be familiar with English and French legal terminology
- be able to explain the function and mechanisms of privat international law, the
  harmonization of laws at the international and European
  level, as well as international jurisdiction
- be able to apply legal and legislative texts independently,  
  interpret individual provisions and relate them to each other.
- understand the relevance of regulations for business practice
- be able to develop proposals for solutions to concrete cases and contracts based on
  international commercial law by classifying the problem,
  subsuming the facts under the characteristics of the relevant provisions and
  deriving the result from this.
- be able to review the results based on general legal value judgement
 
 
International competition law:
 
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
- interpret the framework conditions and regulations of competition law and industrial property rights that are important for the cross-border economy.
 
Patent and proprietary rights:
 
- explain the function and mechanisms of international agreements on
  industrial property rights, conflict of laws and the approximation
  and harmonization of laws at the international and European level
- apply legal and legislative texts independently,  
  interpret individual provisions and relate them to each other.
- understand the relevance of regulations for business practice
- develop proposals for solutions to concrete cases and contracts based on international
  competition law by classifying the problem, subsuming the facts under
  the characteristics of the relevant provisions and deriving the result from them.
- review the results based on general legal value judgement
 


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Module content:
A. International contract law (in English or French)
- Inhomogeneity, legal sources, legal nature and elements of
  private international law
- The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)
- Private international law (collision law), in particular the Rome
  I Regulation
- Judicial enforcement of claims (EuGVVO and simplified procedures),
  as well as dispute avoidance and dispute resolution
- Negotiating international contracts
   
B. International competition law (in English)
- Elements and functions of international competition law
- International agreements on industrial property rights
- The world´s first supranational industrial property rights:
  European Union trade mark and Gemeinschaftsgeschmacksmuster and community design (EU law)
- International registration/international protection of trademarks and
  designs
- Private international law (collision law), in particular the Rome II Regulation


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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, group work, exercises based on selected cases and contracts

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Recommended or required reading:
International contract law:
Clavel, S., Droit international privé, Dalloz, Paris, latest edition
Gildeggen, R./Willburger, A., Internationale Handelsgeschäfte, Vahlen,
München, latest edition
Gutmann, D., Droit international privé, Dalloz, Paris, latest edition
Laborde, J.-P., Droit international privé, Dalloz, Paris, latest edition
Mo, J., International Commercial Law, LexisNexis, Chatswood, latest edition
Rauscher, Th., Internationales Privatrecht, C.F. Müller,
Heidelberg, latest edition
Schlechtriem, P. / Butler, P., UN Law on International Sales, Springer,
Berlin, latest edition
Schlechtriem, P. / Witz, C., Convention de Vienne, Daloz, Paris, latest edition
 
 
International competition law:
Annand, R.: Blackstone´s Guide to the Community Trade Mark, Oxford University Press, Oxford, latest edition
Cook, T.: EU Intellectual Property Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, latest edition
Gerardin, D et al.: EU Competition Law and Economics, Oxford University Press, Oxford, latest edition
Huber, P. (ed.): Rome II Regulation, Sellier, Berlin, 2011
Jones, A. & Sufrin, B.: EU Competition Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, latest edition
Maier, P. & Schlötelborg M.: Manual on the European Community Design, Heymanns, Köln et al., latest edition
Popp, E.: Trademark Protection in Germany and Europe, in: Wendler, M. et al. (eds.), Key Aspects of German Business Law, Springer, Berlin, 2006, p. 377ff.
Yu, P.: International Intellectual Property Law and Policy, Carolina Academic Press, Durham, latest edition  
 


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