MVV235K Traditional Knowledge and Folklore in Intellectual Property

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Dr. Anthony C.K. Kakooza (lecturer), doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D. (deputy)
doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D.
Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Mgr. Věra Redrupová, B.A.
Supplier department: Faculty of Law
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MVV235K/01: Mon 9. 10. 16:40–18:10 025, 18:15–19:45 025, Wed 11. 10. 13:30–15:00 025, 18:15–19:45 025, Thu 12. 10. 16:40–18:10 025, 18:15–19:45 025
Prerequisites (v češtině)
MP511Zk Intellectual Property
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 29/30, only registered: 1/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
a) Understand and explain the interconnections between Traditional Knowledge and Folklore, on the one hand, and Patents, Copyright, Trademarks, Geographical Indications and Industrial designs, on the other hand.
b) Establish skills in developing national strategies on Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore
c) Make reasoned decisions concerning Alternative Dispute Resolution for disputes related to Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore
  • 1. Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Folklore and Intellectual property - Introduction and Overview: Looking at an attempt to define Traditional knowledge (TK) and Folklore; then tracing the growing relationship between TK and Folklore, and Intellectual property (IP) law.
  • 2. Development of National Strategies on IP, TK and Folklore: Exploring the meaning of ‘Protection‘; then looking at policy initiatives, legislative initiatives, infrastructure and practical tools. These provide the basis for development of a comprehensive protection strategy for TK and Folklore.
  • 3. a) Intellectual Property and Arts Festivals; and, (b) Intellectual Property and Traditional Handicrafts: These sub-components rely on case studies to look at the use of key IP areas such as copyright and related rights, brands and trademarks in the protection of TK and Folklore to certain extents.
  • 4. a) Intellectual Property and Traditional Medical Knowledge; and, b) Customary Law and Traditional Knowledge: These sub-components also rely on case studies in addressing protection of Traditional Medical Knowledge. Consideration is also given to legislative and practical options, inclusive of customary law.
  • 5. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for disputes related to Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge and Folklore: Under this topic, consideration shall be made of advantages in the use of ADR and the potential challenges involved.
  • 6. Documentation of Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (Traditional Cultural Expressions): This addresses issues such as the need for safeguarding and preserving the cultural heritage and mechanims for the documentation of TK and Folklore.
  • See Teacher's information for full details.
Teaching methods
Lectures, presentations and discussions
Assessment methods
Students will write a short essay based on any of the topics that make up the course syllabus.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only v češtině)
The course is taught only once.

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