Designs, Marken und Patente als registrierte Schutzrechte für Kreative

Tobias Fox
Arts and Society, Art and Knowledge Transfer
2019S, Seminar (SE), 2.0 semester hours, course number S02271


Artists and designer rely primarily on copyright as means to protect their intellectual property (IP). However, there are further IP rights such as registered designs, trademarks and patents. Not only participants of industrial design but also creative people in general regularly use these rights although to have them, they have to be applied for before an office, they may be attacked by third parties and they are expensive. On the other side, projects and art sessions may infringe other peoples IP rights. The seminar shall give an overview on registered designs, trademarks and patents in order to gain an ability to estimate whether someone’s ideas are worth/require protection and whether a project may collide with IP rights of others. Moreover, the seminar gives basic abilities to do a search of patents, designs and trademarks for evaluating purposes.

Examination Modalities

The seminar closes with an examination talk for each student.


No application required to attend to the seminar. We meet every Wednesday, 16.15 to 18.00 in Room 23 (building VZA7), starting March 6, 2019.

Key Words

Designs, Marken, Patente, Geistiges Eigentum, Recht, Geschmacksmuster

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