MVV236K Video Games and Intellectual Property Law

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Dr. Gaetano Dimita (lecturer), doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D. (deputy)
JUDr. Pavel Koukal, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Bc. Lucie Straková (assistant)
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
MVV236K/01: Mon 27. 11. 11:10–12:40 025, 13:30–15:00 025, 15:05–16:35 025, Tue 28. 11. 11:10–12:40 038, 13:30–15:00 038, 15:05–16:35 038
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: 44/30, only registered: 3/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 37 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
• understand the core Intellectual Property issues in video games and virtual worlds;
• understand the copyright protection of creative elements beyond the code;
• have a basic knowledge about patent protection of video games;
• apply general rules of the trademark protection and protection of personality rights in respect of video games;
• interpret relevant legal decisions in all fields of Intellectual Property protection related to video-games.
  • Lecture 1: Introduction to Games and Interactive Entertainment Law, Contract and Regulation (90mins)
  • Lecture 2: Copyright 101
  • Lecture 3: Copyright Issues in video games & virtual worlds
  • Lecture 4: Copyright issues beyond the game
  • Lecture 5: Hybrids and Technological Protection Measures
  • Lecture 6: Patent & Trade Secrets
  • Lecture 7: Trade Marks
  • Lecture 8: Personality Rights
  • See Teacher's information for the full list.
Teaching methods
interactive lecture, seminar
Assessment methods
Language of instruction
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Study Materials
The course is taught only once.

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