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Although the schedule can change, we are tentatively offering Cyberlaw from an International Perspective (1 credit), Introduction to International IP (1 credit), Comparative Copyright (1 credit), and European Private Law and IP (1 credit). Biographies for faculty will be available when the 2015 faculty is announced.

University of Rijeka School of Tourism Hospitality, Opatija, July 11 - July 29

  • Comparative Principles of Copyright (1 credit)
  • European Private Law and Intellectual Property (1 credit)
  • Topics in Cyberlaw from an International Perspective (1 credit)
  • Topics in International IP (1 credit)

2016 Schedule » (MS Excel)

Optional Excursion to Dubrovnik, with Stops in Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik, July 30 - Aug. 6, 2016

Requirements for student performance and grading method: Grades will be based on final exams.  Instructors can at their discretion include class participation in final grades.  Attendance in all classes is mandatory.
Enrollment limitations:  There are no enrollment limitations on any offered course.
Acceptance of Credit at Home Institution: Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the student’s home school.
Program Director: Professor Candeub   
Description of classroom and administrative offices.  In Rijeka, classes will be held in the modern rooms at the new Trsat Campus.  They will be air conditioned.  In Dubrovnik, classes will be held at the Inter-University Center.  They will be air-conditioned.  Administrative offices and other support facilities will be available at both locations.
Students with disabilities.  There is limited disability accessibility in Croatian public facilities.

Course Descriptions

Topics in Cyberlaw from an International Perspective

This course will cover international aspects of cyber law, including problems in international jurisdiction, the Convention on Cybercrime, the role of ICAAN in Internet regulation, and Internet Domain Name resolution process. Additional topics will include transnational libel and internet disclosure regimes.

Topics in International IP

This course will introduce international and U.S. copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secret law. It will cover the TRIPS Agreement; the TRIPS dispute resolution process; exhaustion of trademark rights; exhaustion of copyright and patent rights; rights in data; bio-piracy; and, geographical indications.

Topics in Comparative Copyright

This course will cover basic theories of copyright protection, comparing economic incentives and authors’ desert as the foundation for protection. We will introduce the basic principles of copyrightable subject matter, including originality, the idea/expression dichotomy, and the protection of useful articles. The course will also cover transnational enforcement of copyright, including treaty obligations under WIPO.

Topics in European Private Law and Intellectual Property Law

This course is intended to provide students with the basic knowledge and general understanding of fundamental concepts in European private law and particularly in European intellectual property law. Where appropriate, the course includes comparisons to U.S. law. In addition, the course aims at identifying specific issues in the field of IP which emerged in the course of Croatian preparation for the accession to the European Union.