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10.12.2019 at 12:00 - 20.1.2020 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Mon 27.1.2020
10:15 - 13:45
Wed 11.3.2020
10:15 - 15:45
Thu 12.3.2020
10:15 - 15:45


This course is aimed at students in the Master's Programme in International Business Law (IBL) and UH law degree students writing their bachelor's thesis (ON-lopputyö). 8 places are reserved to IBL students, 8 to UH degree students writing a bachelor's thesis.
All participating students are expected to have written academic papers before.

IBL students, please register under the course IBL-333 Writing seminar: Competition Law, Technology and IPRs.

Students are able to analyze competition law and policy issues raised by practices relating to high tech and intellectual property rights.

Topics covered:
— Fundamentals of EU competition law (rules and enforcement).
— Innovation and intellectual property rights in EU competition law (economic theory and general legal standards).
— Current competition law issues in the technology sector and relating to IPRs (recent and pending cases).

Seminar paper, introductory lectures, study visits, seminar meetings and active participation in the seminar. Attendance is required.

Recent and pending cases relating to topics of seminar papers are provided at first meeting. Suggestions on legislation, guidelines, literature and other materials useful for writing seminar papers are provided at the first meeting.

The bachelor’s thesis will be graded on a scale of 0 to 5. Overall, the grading will focus on the presentation of the research problem and definition of the topic, the clarity and systematic approach of the thesis structure, the use of references, the argumentation and consistency of the conclusions as well as the presentation and language. 80% of the overall grade of the seminar is based on the assessment of the seminar thesis and 20% on the assessment of the oral presentation in the seminar, serving as an opponent and participation in the seminar.

The maximum participant amount is 8 LL.B. students by order of registration.

In this seminar you may complete your LL.B. Thesis seminar (6/10 cr). Students who have started their studies after 1.8.2017 get six credits for their LL.B. Thesis seminar. Students who have begun their studies before 1.8.2017 get 10 credits for their LL.B. Thesis seminar.


Study visit to a an organization dealing with the matters in practice may be included.

Prerequisites Completion of a course in competition law is highly recommended as the writing seminar focuses on advanced issues.

Recommended optional studies Studies in intellectual property law, law and economics, economics, regulation, EU law will be useful.