DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000543

Protection of Intellectual Property in Customs

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Kazimiera Danguolė Povilauskienė (danguolep@mruni.eu)

a. o: Kazimiera Danguolė Povilauskienė

Department of Finance and Taxes


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

Not applicable

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

Auditorium, self-study

1 semester

Lithuanian


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

50

112


8.

Purpose of the course unit

Enable students to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge about the role of customs and activities to help prevent counterfeit and pirated goods and goods infringing intellectual property rights re-export, or leaving the Community customs territory. Formation of professional skills and professional roles to carry out risk analysis and selection of a market economy and business.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Explains the importance of industrial property protection to business success and improving daily life.

Seminar work-based methods.

Frontal oral interview.

Will be able to understand and analyze the negative impact of the counterfeit and pirated goods on economic growth, employment, innovation, health and safety.

Problem-based learning.

Presentations. Tasks based on analysis of legal acts. Written scientific work.

Knows how to work with European Union regulations, directives and other national customs legislation.

Individual work with recommended sources.

Presentations. Bachelor's thesis. Folder method.

Will be able to analyze and assess the validity of the selection with the help of risk analysis for the customs control. Understands the importance of using risk management system which is designed to prevent customs legislation offenses, detect the offenders and ensure international trade security.

Case analysis and methods of study based on the reflection.

Presentations. Various types of papers. Solution of the problem situations. Folder method

Knows how to identify risk signs and factors of counterfeit and pirated goods and apply the appropriate risk profiles.

Case analysis and methods of study based on the reflection.

Presentations. Solution of the problem situations. A case study.

Are able to describe the importance of legal protection of the commercial brands (trade marks, appellations of origin, geographical indications, new plant varieties) in order to ensure the balance of exclusive rights and free competition.

Seminar work-based methods.

Concept maps. Presentations. Control works. Folder method.

Investigate and examine practical situations of customs activity, which are associated with the detention or suspending of goods that are suspected to be done by infringing intellectual property rights.

Case analysis and methods of study based on the reflection.

Presentations. Solution of the problem situations. Various types of papers.

Analyze the cases of suspension of goods: - In accordance with the representative trade mark application submitted to customs control; - Customs initiative (ex officio).

Teamwork and learning through research, discussion and debate.

Research work. Presentations Folder method.

Understand and evaluate customs - business partnerships, relationships with rights holders and the importance of international cooperation for the customs assurance of industrial property rights.

Practice and accomplishment of practical work (analysis of simulation cases, role play)

Practicums. Presentations. Solution of the Legal problem situations. Folder method.


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

1. Industrial property rights protection in international trade

2

4

6

14

Examining the legal and scientific literature

2. Commercial symbols

2

4

6

14

analysing special literature, preparation of presentations

3. Major international industrial property conventions, multilateral agreements and organizations

2

4

6

14

Examining regulations of EU, analyzing specific articles

4. Customs and international trade control in order to protect industrial property

2

4

6

14

Examination of specific situations. Preparation of presentations

5. The concept of risk

2

4

6

14

Reading legal and special literature

6. Risk management in order to protect industrial property

2

4

6

14

Preparation of presentations

7. Use of information technology in risk management while protecting industrial property

2

4

6

14

Preparation of presentations and writing of works

8. Institutional structure of risk management in the area of industrial property

2

4

6

14

Legislative analysis – in order to prepare for the course summary discussion

Assessment

2

2

Overall

16

32

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

20

During the semester

2 points (proper presentation of analysed subject, active involved in the proceeding of practical situations, response to questions, making critical comments).

Written paper (Abstract)

20

At least 1 month before the beginning of the session

Work structure, scope, analysis and conclusions are valued.

Examination

60

Completing subject studies

The final grade consists of self-study results (40 percent); colloquium and the final exam (test) results.