With just 38 students (maximum) per year, our program is much smaller than others. This guarantees intensive interaction between students, professors, and staff, as well as personalized support. Our courses are designed specially for our program and our students.
The Intellectual Property and Competition Law at Munich Intellectual Property Law Center is:
- Specialized and fully-accredited, and intensive
- Suitable for law graduates and students with other backgrounds alike
- Taught entirely in English
- Multi-jurisdictional, covering civil law and common law traditions and multiple countries
- Diverse with a wide variety of modules to choose from
- Interdisciplinary, discussing all aspects of IP from the legal and relevant economic perspectives
- Applicable, with the practical aspects of IP covered in simulations, case-studies, and internship
- Supplemented with study visits to European Patent Office and other IP organizations, an optional study visit to Washington, D.C., and guest lectures and talks throughout the year
- A member of the EIPIN network
- Located in Europe's IP Capital Munich
Career Development Support
The MIPLC team will be happy to provide career development support and coaching services to the MIPLC students. This includes a Career Information Session, an Internship Information Session, application workshops, support for organizing an internship, and personal consultation with regard to optimizing cover letters and CVs as well as job-search strategies.
The MIPLC regularly receives high-caliber job offers from renowned (patent) law firms, corporations, IP institutions, and universities, which the team will gladly pass on to students and graduates.
All through the academic year, students at the MIPLC enjoy a host of opportunities to interact with high-level representatives of (patent) law firms, corporations, IP institutions, and academia.
These opportunities present themselves in the classroom, where world-renowned lecturers who actually shape IP law on a daily basis teach MIPLC students, at the bi-monthly MIPLC Lecture Series, at various study visits to institutions like the European Patent Office and to corporations like BMW, during various functions at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (MPI) to which MIPLC students are invited, at meetings with some of the researchers at the MPI, at the annual Alumni Conference in mid-November, at the Graduation Ceremony for the previous class, at a regular alumni get-together ("Alumni-Stammtisch"), etc.
All these contacts will be an invaluable asset when it comes to organizing an internship (see below) and/ or finding a job.
- Introduction to Legal Systems
- Introduction to IP
- Introduction to Economics
- Introduction to Competition Law
- European Patent Law
- U.S. Patent Law
- European Copyright Law
- U.S. Copyright Law
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
The LL.M. program starts every year in early October.
DisciplinesPatent & Intellectual Property Law Master of Laws (LLM) Statistics View 12 other Masters in Master of Laws (LLM) in Germany
- A Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent).
- While most of our students hold a previous degree in law, natural sciences, or engineering, we also welcome students from other disciplines.
International32730 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 32730 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA32730 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 32730 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
- The MIPLC offers Ph.D. scholarships to a strictly limited number of MIPLC graduates each year. Interested students will be requested to submit research proposals during the academic year.
- Ph.D. scholarships are also available at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.