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Intellectual Property and Competition Law, LL.M.

Intellectual Property and Competition Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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As matters relating to intellectual property play an important role in the fields of science, technology, business and the arts, the need for expertise in intellectual property issues increases. No matter what your profession or educational training, in the course of your work you will have come across the multifaceted and fascinating nature of IP in action.

About

The various aspects of IP law and related areas of competition law may seem independent of each other at first glance. However, in daily practice, especially when dealing with multinational clients, it quickly becomes apparent that they are highly interconnected. To cite just one example, in order to strategically manage an IP portfolio, one must have both a firm grasp of various areas of IP law as well as an understanding of the relevant markets.

Whereas in the past such knowledge was divided among several departments within a company or various experts within a law firm, the complexity of modern IP transactions now demands that each person involved on a project or case possess well-rounded knowledge of IP related issues. This know-how improves the internal processes of communication, the image of the business and, last but not least, the finished "product".

Accreditation

Program is fully accredited by ACQUIN.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • 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
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • European Trademark Law
  • U.S. Trademark Law
  • European, U.S. and International Design Law
  • Unfair Competition

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    563

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

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Academic Requirements

Admission requirements:

Applicants must have at least:
  • A four-year Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent; 240 ECTS) in law, economics, natural sciences or engineering.
  • One year of relevant professional experience. Applicants who only hold a three-year Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) must have at least two years of professional experience.
  • Very good knowledge of the English language

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    32000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    32000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for München

  • 1078 - 1690 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

MIPLC awards a small number of full or partial tuition waivers to students demonstrating need and merit. Please refer to our website for details.

Our programme is part of the DAAD's "Postgraduate Courses for Professionals With Relevance for Developing Countries" scholarships.

Students generally will not have time to work in order to fund their studies, as the MIPLC programme is very intense.

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