International Patent, Trademark and Registered Design Rights



The lecture and the exercises take place in the summer semester.



Consultation-hours by appointment. Please contact us.



The lecture covers the protection of technical invention, industrial design and labelling of goods and trademarks as well as the fundamentals of international patent law. Especially strategies to achieve substantial product protection are introduced.

The lecture addresses primarily students aspiring leading positions. It offers the knowledge to cope with different decisions concerning European protection mechanisms. The exercise provides the opportunity to deepen the content of practical relevant cases by means of lecture and discussion.



The following topics are dealt with:

  • Introduction to International Innovation Protection
  • International Contracts and Patent Arrangement
  • System of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
  • European Patent Arrangement
  • European Community Arrangement
  • Trademark Law
  • Registered Design Rights

Teaching and learning portal

Complementary lecture and exercise documents as well as older exams for exam preparation can be found
at RWTHmoodle.

Complementary documents are also available at RWTHonline.



Please keep further notices on the exam in mind.