JUR 3608 Market and public law regulation

JUR 3608 Market and public law regulation

Course code: 
JUR 3608
Law and Governance
Course coordinator: 
Monica Viken
Course name in Norwegian: 
Markeds- og offentligrettslig regulering
Product category: 
Bachelor of Law and Business - Programme Courses
2023 Spring
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Course type: 
One semester

The course focuses on public law regarding market regulations, intellectual property right and questions related to monetary claims and company law that may be relevant for an enterprise, including human rights. The course is organized in five sub-courses:

  • Competition law
  • Marketing Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Financial crime
  • Human rights

International conventions and EU-regulations must be seen as a framework for the Norwegian rules. The digital focus conveys a need for knowledge of the legislative regulation. Furthermore, human rights and a sustainable society is important when assessing legal rules.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

During the course the students will:

  • Become familiar with rules protecting the average consumer in marketing law
  • Become familiar with intellectual property law
  • Gain good knowledge of regulations concerning business practice
  • Gain good knowledge of the most important elements in competition law
  • Become familiar with both special and general provisions of criminal law
  • Become familiar with criminal rules, with special focus on financial crime in tax law
  • Have an overview of human rights as part of Norwegian law and international law
  • Understand human rights as part of the social responsibility of business enterprises.
Learning outcomes - Skills

At the end of the course the students will be able to:

  • Identify and analyse legal problems in cases concerning intellectual property and marketing law and give an account of the legal aspects in these areas
  • Give an account of and analyse legal problems within competition law and the impact of EU-law
  • Give an account of special provisions in financial crime law and be able to assess whether an act is illegal
  • Identify a human rights law problem and be able to find relevant sources
  • Knowing how and when one may follow up on questions of human rights
General Competence

At the end of the course the students will:

  • Have developed the ability to see the ethical parts of a legal problem in competition and marketing law
  • Have the ability to assess legal phrases such as "good marketing practice" and "good business practice" in an ethical perspective.
  • Have developed a special ethical consciousness when assessing legal terms in criminal law
  • Understand how human rights are a metalegal problem that may rise in a number of situations
  • Be able to see the relationship between the standards of society and legal rules in connection with financial crime.
  • Know the ethical principles in legal standards and see how legislation influence society and climate
Course content

Marketing Law

  • The protection of consumers in marketing law
  • The regulations of business practice in marketing law.
  • Good marketing practice
  • Rules regarding digital marketing
  • Enforcement of regulations in marketing law

Intellectual property law

  • Introduction to Trademark law, consumer name law, design law, patent law and copyright
  • The interplay between intellectual property law and marketing law

Competition law

  • Prohibition and public intervention in competition law
  • Legal influence in private law
  • Information requirements and sanctions
  • Competition law and Norwegian Competition Authority
  • EEA-regulations

Financial crime

  • Crime law
  • Special provisions in financial crime
  • Misuse of funds and corruption
  • Aggravated receiving
  • Crime related to obligations
  • Creditor protection

Human rights

  • The scope of human rights
  • Norwegian Constitutional Articles on Human Rights and International Human Rights Conventions
  • Norwegian Enterprises and Human Rights
Teaching and learning activities

The lectures are regular teaching in the auditorium. In the seminars the students are organized in study groups for discussions and solving assignments. The assignments that the students have worked on in the study groups will be reviewed in class in a plenary session. Students are required to take an active part in the seminars. Two or three voluntary hand-in assignments are set in the course. The students will be given a tentative grade and individual feedback on these hand-in assignments.

Lovdata Pro is used as a tool.

Software tools
Software defined under the section "Teaching and learning activities".

Higher Education Entrance Qualification


Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.

Required prerequisite knowledge

JUR 3420 Business Law or JUR 3631 Marketing Law and ethics.

Exam category: 
Form of assessment: 
Written submission
Support materials: 
  • Digital resource: Lovdata Pro (Digital Exam Mode)
  • Laws and regulations, including offprints of laws and law drafts
6 Hour(s)
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Grading scale: 
Examination every semester
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
Student workload
80 Hour(s)
Lecturs. 54 hours in classroom and the rest is digital teaching activities.
Group work / Assignments
84 Hour(s)
Seminars, Quiz. Assignments.
Prepare for teaching
80 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
150 Hour(s)
6 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 15 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 400 hours.