Interuniversity Certificate in Competition Law

10EU Competition Law and Intellectual Property

Duration : 13,5 hours


Friday 15 May 2020, Friday 29 May 2020, Friday 5 June 2020


2 credits


This module will cover in particular the following topics :

1. Economic rationale for the protection of intellectual creations
2. Various types of IPRs and their respective regulatory frameworks
3. Alternative instruments to encourage innovation
4. Use and abuse of IP rights, including IP Licensing practices and compulsory licensing
5. Competition Law and IP in ICT and platform markets
6. Cumulative innovations, hold-up and tragedy of the anti-commons
7. Standard-setting, network effects and licensing
8. The pharmaceutical sector inquiry and patent settlements


Each Friday the course will take place on the premises of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB), Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels from 13.30 to 18.00.

1 The Brussels School of Competition will ask registered participants to provide proof of their academic qualifications.

The concept of "LL.M." is here used as a generic term to refer to a specialised study programme taught in English which can only be undertaken by students holding an officially recognised academic degree in law and/or economics.

Cancellation policy
Only written cancellations addressed to Mr Charles Gheur (Brussels School of Competition, Rue des Sols , 1000 Bruxelles) shall be considered. Fees shall only be reimbursed where the participant’s place is cancelled at least 5 working days before the beginning of the module.

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