Dresden – Intellectual Property Law


The aim of the ELSA Dresden Law School: "Intellectual Property – a(n) (un)justified monopoly?" is to actively learn more about the Law of Intellectual Property and how its regulations affect the economy and to discuss whether these effects are negative or not.

The field of Intellectual Property Law is one of the fastest growing and most challenging fields of law. Nowadays, technology is developing faster and faster and by that it is reaching borders, which need to be crossed. New inventions are made and need to be protected. On the other hand, it should also be possible to use such new inventions freely for the greater good and for economic growth. Since the media are playing a much bigger role in our modern society, the use of pictures, logos and trademarks is much more common but also much easier for everyone. Again, the question is: can and should we regulate and protect the rights of the owner and creator and to what extent.

To reach the aforementioned aim, we want to create an open and active work atmosphere with a combination of lectures as well as discussions and exercises. An introductory course to give an overview of the topic will be given and the general fields of intellectual property law will be looked at.


Maximum participation fees
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 350€
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 315€
Alumni/Member of a partner organisation/Non ELSA Member - 420€
Maximum extra fees
Galaball - 50€
Dresden, Germany
A&O Hostel, Dresden
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Academic Partner
Institute for IP Law at the Technical University of Dresden (IGEWeM)
Academic Programme

The academic programme of the ELSA Dresden Law School: “Intellectual Property – a(n) (un)justified monopoly?” will consist of over 25 hours of lectures, panel discussions and exercises.

At the beginning of the week there will be an introductory course, which will enable all participants to start from a similar level of knowledge and also give an overview on the week.

During the week, the different areas of the field of intellectual property law such as Patent Law, Copyright and Trademark Law will be discussed. The following lectures and workshops are planned:

  • Trademark Law
  • Introduction to Patent Law
  • Relations between Patent Law and Cartel Law
  • Personality Rights
  • Publicity Rights
  • Copyright Law

At the end of the week there will be a Negotiation Exercise, which will grant our participants the opportunity to actively apply the knowledge they gained throughout the week.

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