2023-2024 / DROI0228-1

Intellectual Property and Competition Law


20h Th

Nombre de crédits

 Master de spécialisation en droit européen3 crédits 


Julien Cabay, David Hull

Langue(s) de l'unité d'enseignement

Langue anglaise

Organisation et évaluation

Enseignement au deuxième quadrimestre


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Unités d'enseignement prérequises et corequises

Les unités prérequises ou corequises sont présentées au sein de chaque programme

Contenus de l'unité d'enseignement

Intellectual property plays an increasingly important role in the world economy. As it has grown in importance, it has posed unique and difficult challenges for the application of traditional competition law principles. Today, one of the most dynamic areas of the law is that which is now emerging at the critical intersection of intellectual property and antitrust. This course is designed as an advanced course for students who already have some background in competition law and intellectual property law. The course will jointly be taught by an IP specialist and a competition specialist, which will offer the students two distinct perspectives on the issues and highlight the tensions and convergence between both areas of law. We would also occasionally bring in outside speakers, such as leading policy makers from the European Commission, to participate in the discussion.

Acquis d'apprentissage (objectifs d'apprentissage) de l'unité d'enseignement

Apart from specific knowledge that students will gain concerning intellectual property and competition law, the course will have the advantage of offering the students the opportunity to take an interdisciplinary approach to concrete legal problems.

Savoirs et compétences prérequis

This course is designed as an advanced course for students who already have some background in competition law and intellectual property law.

Activités d'apprentissage prévues et méthodes d'enseignement

The course will be highly interactive and students may be asked to take one position or another in a case and discuss their arguments. 

Mode d'enseignement (présentiel, à distance, hybride)

The class will typically consist of a short presentation by the professor combined with an interactive discussion of the cases and materials. The focus will be on understanding key concepts and applying them to different factual scenarios.  
The class will be given on campus with at least one of the two professors in the classroom. The class will be streamed live in order for the students to participate remotely.

Lectures recommandées ou obligatoires et notes de cours

Recommended reading generally will be assigned before each class.  These assignments typically will consist of a mixure of EU court cases, legislation and academic articles.
PowerPoint presentations will often be used, and these will be provided to the students.

Modalités d'évaluation et critères

Students are requested to draft a short paper on a hypothetical case and to present it orally. In addition, students might be asked to take partial examinations during the class. Partial examinations may consist of a written essay, multiple choice questions or other kind of assessment of course materials



Remarques organisationnelles et modifications principales apportées au cours

The course will be given in the second semester.  


David Hull (dhull@vbb.com)
Julien Cabay (jcabay@ulg.be ; jcabay@ulb.ac.be)

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