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Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC)

LL.M.
12 months
Duration
32730 EUR/year
32730 EUR/year
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The Intellectual Property and Competition Law at Munich Intellectual Property Law Center provides a truly international and interdisciplinary experience, thanks to its four partners, international faculty, and students from all over the world.

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Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The LL.M. program starts every year in early October.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
85 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32730 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32730 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    32730 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32730 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

  • 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.

Our partners

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