Lisbon – Intellectual Property Rights


Lisbon was the winner of the Europe's Leading City Destination 2018 and we promise you that title wasn't given for nothing. Noted for its one-of-a-kind culture and millenium-old history, this is a city you mustn't miss: world-renowned museums, art galleries, a rich gastronomy (most of our participants will probably rave about the "Pastéis de Belém"), idyllic beaches and great leisure places ideal for a stroll in the city. Everyone will be hosted in an Hostel that is both close to the City Center but also to the University Campus where all classes will be taught. Hope you enjoy!

Maximum participation fees
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 350€
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 315€
Alumni/Member of a partner organisation - 450€
Non ELSA Member - 450€
Maximum extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
Two-way airport transfer - 30€
Lisbon, Portugal
Lisb'on hostel, Lisbon
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Date of arrival
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Academic Partner
Católica Global School of Law
Academic Programme

Intellectual property rights

It is a major concern since we entered in globalization era. In a world where every creation is fastly spread, the protection of inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, name and images used in commerce is mandatory .

For that reason, we realised that the new lawyers needed to be prepared to deal with this new kind of litigation.

Intellectual property rights are like any other property right. They allow creators, or owners, of patents, trademarks or copyrighted works to benefit from their own work or investment in a creation. These rights are outlined in Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides for the right to benefit from the protection of moral and material interests resulting from authorship of scientific, literary or artistic productions.

There are several compelling reasons. First, the progress and well-being of humanity rest on its capacity to create and invent new works in the areas of technology and culture. Second, the legal protection of new creations encourages the commitment of additional resources for further innovation. Third, the promotion and protection of intellectual property spurs economic growth, creates new jobs and industries, and enhances the quality and enjoyment of life.
An efficient and equitable intellectual property system can help all countries to realize intellectual property’s potential as a catalyst for economic development and social and cultural well-being.
The intellectual property system helps strike a balance between the interests of innovators and
the public interest, providing an environment in which creativity and invention can flourish, for
the benefit of all.

  • -First day, 21st July
  • Arriving and accomodation;
  • -Second day, 22nd July
  • Global Law School presentation
  • What is intellectual property law?
  • Why intellectual property matters
  • -Third day, 23rd July
  • Legal background
  • What is the difference between trademarks, patents and copyrights
  • -Fourth day, 24th July
  • The international protection of intellectual property rights
  • The concept of original
  • The registration process of a patent
  • Fifth day, 25th July
  • The scope and magnitude of counterfeiting and piracy
  • Debate/role play about the concerned matter.
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