Public University of Navarre

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Bachelor's degree in Law at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 351703 Subject title: INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY AND ANTITRUST LAW
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Optative Year: 4 Period: 1º S
Department: Derecho

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Module/Subject matter




  1. Effective Competition as the cornerstone of the market
  2. The protection of competition in the EU and Spanish Competition Law
    1. Anticompetitive acts
    2. Merger Control
    3. Public Aids
  3. Basic ideas of industrial property rights and its links with free competition
  4. Unfair practices in Competition: Spanish legislation


General proficiencies

Not applicable.


Specific proficiencies

Not applicable.


Learning outcomes

LO17. To express oneself orally using appropriate terminology and techniques.

LO18. To draft legal documents.

LO20. To solve legal issues through the application and interpretation of Law sources.

LO21. To critically analyse, interrelate and integrate legal concepts.



Methodology  Number of hours for lectures  Number of hours for personal work
A-1 Lecture 45  
A-2 Practical activity in the classroom 13  
A-4 Preparation of paper and presentations.   13
A-6 Personal study   75
A-7 Exams, evalulation tests 2  
A-8 Personal tutorials   2
  60 90



Learning outcome
Weight (%)          
It allows
test resit     
 R91, R177,R94,R202  Attendance and active participation  5%  No
 R91, R177,R94,R202  Written exam. The exam shall show the different notions and knowledge acquired by the student One written exam in each of the parts.  60% MINIMUN MARK NEEDED 5*  Yes, by written exam
 R91, R177,R94,R202  Individual work. The work shall show how the student's ability for the  analysis, development or application to real or invented cases  25%  Yes, by written exam
 R91, R177,R94,R202 Oral presentacion of an individual work done by the student, debate and discussion in the class  10%  No

* Students need to obtain a 5 in the final exam to be able to pass the subject, even the global mark is over 5. 

* In case students global mark is under 5 (4,9 or less) the subject is failed







  2. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS  4.1. Types of Intellectual Property Rights 4.2. Limits to the exercise of IPR. The exhaustion principle. Infringements of IPR and remedies to the infringements.
  3. UNFAIR PRACTICES IN COMPETITION 1. National Regulation. 2 Spanish Law. 3 General Clause. 4. Different Types of Unfair Practices. 5. Unfair Practices and Consumers 5.6 Actions against Unfair Practices.
  4.  EUROPEAN COMPETITION LAW 1. Sources of Law 2. The TFEU Provisions on Competition: art. 101 to 109; the enforcement of EU competition law; EU level, national level 3. Anticompetitive Agreements:Decisions and Concerted Practices;  Abuses of Dominant Position; The Enforcement of Art. 101 And 102: Regulation 1/2003; Claims for Damages; 4. Public Aids. 5. Merger Control. 
  5. SPANISH COMPETITION LAW.  1. Anticompetitive Practices. 2. Merger Control. 3. The Enforcement of Spanish Competition Law.  
  6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND COMPETITION LAW: The exhaustion principle. Limits on the Exercise of Industrial Property Rights under the EU Treaties. The Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation 



Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.

There is no text book especially useful for the subject. The contents and agenda can be learn from the bibliography.

It is absolutely necessary the use of European and  Spanish legislation: Spanish legislation on competition: Ley de Defensa de la Competencia, Reglamento de Defensa de la Competencia; Spanish legislation on Industrial Property: Ley de marcas, Ley de patentes, Ley de diseño industrial.

UE Treaties and regulations in competition: can be found in; Spanish unfair competition law:

Ley de Competencia Desleal

Spanish legislation translated to english can be found in:


Oficina española de patentes y marcas:

Oficina de armonización del mercado interior:

Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia:

Comisión Europea (competencia):

World Intellectual Property Organization

European Commission (competition)



Prof. Pablo Romero has elaborated a Notes on PI and Competion Law that will be distributed to the students

Complementary readings:

BERCOVITZ RODRÍGUEZ-CANO, A., Apuntes de Derecho mercantil: Derecho mercantil, Derecho de la competencia y propiedad industrial, Aranzadi, 2021.

BERCOVITZ RODRÍGUEZ-CANO, A. (dir.), Comentarios a la Ley de Competencia Desleal, Aranzadi,  2011.

BERCOVITZ RODRÍGUEZ-CANO, A. (dir.), GARCÍA-CRUCES GONZÁLEZ, J. A. (dir. adjunto), Comentarios a la Ley de Marcas, Aranzadi, 2008.

FERNÁNDEZ-NÓVOA, C., Tratado sobre derecho de marcas, Marcial Pons, 2004. 

FERNÁNDEZ-NÓVOA, C., OTERO LASTRES, J. M., BOTANA AGRA, J. M., Manual de la Propiedad Industrial, Marcial Pons, 2017.

LÁZARO SÁNCHEZ, E. J. (coord.), Comentario a la Ley General de Publicidad, Civitas, 2009. 

MARTÍNEZ SANZ, F. (dir.), Comentario práctico a la Ley de competencia desleal, Tecnos, Madrid, 2009.

MASSAGUER FUENTES, J., El nuevo derecho contra la competencia desleal: la Directiva 2005/29/CE sobre prácticas comerciales desleales, Civitas, 2006.

- Comentario a la Ley de competencia desleal, Civitas, 1999.

MASSAGUER FUENTES, J.,  GUTIERREZ, A., FOLGUERA CRESPO, J. y SALA ARQUER, J. M., (dirs.), Comentario a la Ley de Defensa de la Competencia, Civitas, 2017.

TATO PLAZA, A., FERNÁNDEZ CARBALLO-CALERO, P., HERRERA PETRUS, C., La reforma de la Ley de Competencia Desleal, La Ley, 2010.







See assigned classroom.