Markets, Innovations and Competition
The research group will have the main focus on Competition Law, Innovation Law and Market Law
About the group
The MIC (Markets, Innovation, Competition) research group’s main focus areas are antitrust/competition law, intellectual property law, law of unfair competition and EU/EEA internal market law.
Although the focal point of the research group’s activities is the regulation of market conditions, the subject-matter is within the core of substantive European law.
A key aspect of the group's activities is the regulation of market conditions. In this respect, antitrust/competition law, intellectual property law, law of unfair competition and EU/EEA internal market law creates a broad legal framework. An emphasis for the group’s research will be the interface between these interrelated areas of law.
The group will also focus on the enforcement of the law, both through studies of "remedies" as well as through an institutional approach where the competences of different authorities are considered.
The research group was established by decision of the Dean on 23 November 2011. The group was established for a five years term, running from 2012 to 2016. The Group are now established for five new years from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021.
Study programs and courses
The group has created an MA specialization profile called "Market, innovation, competition". Relevant profile courses are intellectual property law (MA-level), competition law (MA-level and European law (EU Substantive Law). Students may, to some extent, substitute profile courses with certain related courses ( link ). This creates flexibility for students to take their studies in a market-oriented or a more innovation-oriented direction.
A new BA course has also been created, called “Market Law”, which encompasses the topics antitrust/competition law, intellectual property and unfair competition law (excluding the EU/EEA rules on “four freedoms”).