The LLM program International Studies in Intellectual Property Law at TU Dresden is a one year postgraduate course offering students specialized knowledge on Intellectual Property Law, in particular Copyright, Data Protection, Trade Mark and Patent Law. Our attention lies on legal questions associated with new technologies, multimedia and the internet.
Founded in the academic year of 1999/2000 the program is offered in a completely English language version since 2018. At the end of the programme, successful participants will obtain a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in “International Studies in Intellectual Property Law“. In order to ensure high-quality mentoring, there is a limited number of participants. The program is unique in offering participants not only a practice-oriented specialization in the field of Intellectual Property Law, but also the opportunity to acquire an excellent knowledge of foreign languages and legal terminology.
The one-year program is divided into four parts. Besides a semester at TU Dresden (summer semester) students spend their winter semester at one of our partner universities. Part of the program is also a mandatory internship as well as the completion of a final master thesis. Students can start their studies either in the summer semester or in the winter semester.
Studies at TU Dresden (summer semester)Students spend the summer term, starting in April, at the Technische Universität Dresden. In Dresden students have to choose either to take part in the German track (taught in German) or in the International Track (taught in English).
The International Track offers a practice-oriented education in European and international intellectual property law.
Courses in the German Track focus on German and European intellectual property law. With the participation in the German Track, also the requirement of acquiring the theoretical knowledge for the Fachanwalt "Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz" is fulfilled.
For their semester in Dresden, students choose one of the two study tracks (German Track or International Track).
- The courses of the "International Track" focus on one hand on the European harmonized regulations of intellectual property, including trade mark law, data protection law and design law, but on the other hand, basic features of copyright law, patent law and competition law will be presented and jointly examined, each with a comparative legal reference.
- In addition to the regulations of EU law, the training of the "German Track" focuses in particular on German patent and trademark law, competition law as well as copyright, data protection and media law. The teaching and examination language in the courses relating to German law will therefore be German. In addition, courses on special features of other legal systems as well as cross-border lectures will be offered in English.
- 12 months
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Application deadline for studies at the University of Washington (Seattle) and Keio University (Tokyo) is always 15th January if you want to start your studies in April or September
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Bachelor's or higher degree in law, computer science, engineering, media studies, or another subject. Graduates of a non-juridical university course may be admitted if they can prove that they have sufficient legal knowledge (at least 5 ECTS).
- Professional experience of about one year (can be fulfilled through various practical activities, including internships and traineeships).
International2500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2500 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA2500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2500 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Dresden
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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