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Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC)

As intellectual property (IP) plays an ever greater role in the fields of science, technology, business and the arts, the need for IP experts increases year by year. Taught to a maximum of 38 students per year, the LL.M. program "Intellectual Property and Competition Law" at the MIPLC equips its graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to handle complex IP issues in a global context.

History

In 2003, the Max Planck Society, the University of Augsburg, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA, together created the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) as a center for research and education in intellectual property and competition law. Since then, more than 400 MIPLC graduates have embarked on rewarding careers in IP.

Education

The MIPLC offers the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program "Intellectual Property and Competition Law" which is

  • Suitable for law graduates and students with other backgrounds alike
  • Taught entirely in English
  • Multi-jurisdictional: Every subject is taught from the European and from the US perspective
  • Diverse with a wide variety of modules to choose from
  • Interdisciplinary, discussing all aspects of IP from the legal and relevant economic perspectives
  • Hands-on, with the practical aspects of IP covered in simulations, case-studies, and an optional internship
  • Supplemented with study visits to the European Patent Office and other IP organizations and guest lectures and talks throughout the year
  • Located in Europe's IP Capital Munich

Research

IP and competition law research is a central focus of the MIPLC. In close cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, research projects in all areas of intellectual property and competition law, e.g. in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, are carried out. In the second half of the academic year, each student writes a master's thesis under the supervision of a renowned expert for the topic the student has chosen. The best master's theses are then published as books or on SSRN.

Moreover, every year the MIPLC grants scholarships to a number of LL.M. graduates who embark on Ph.D. projects.

Career

In the MIPLC Internship Program, counselors actively work with MIPLC students to identify suitable internships which take place at the end of the academic year.

MIPLC graduates have obtained outstanding positions in the IP world. They have gone on to work for IP institutions such as national Patent and Trademark Offices, the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO, the European Union Intellectual Property Office EUIPO, and the European Patent Office EPO; for national and international (patent) law firms; for government; for NGOs and think tanks; or for the IP departments of large corporations in the private sector. Others have obtained Ph.D. degrees from top-rated universities to pursue academic careers.

Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC). Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

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1300 EUR
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Fully Funded DAAD EPOS Scholarship
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DAAD
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934 EUR
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Leadership for Africa (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda): Master's Degree Scholarships in Germany
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DAAD
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Grant
300 EUR
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The Deutschlandstipendium at German Universities
Merit-based

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German Government
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1200 EUR
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Karl Schmidt Rottluff Scholarship
Merit-based

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Studienstiftung
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934 EUR
Deadline
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Study Scholarships - Master Studies for All Academic Disciplines
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DAAD
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500 EUR
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EU Mobility Programme for Myanmar
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1000000 INR
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Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
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Education Future
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21000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
LSE Executive Global Master’s in Management Hinrich Foundation Scholarship
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Hinrich Foundation
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Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
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ACES Education Fund
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Grant
1300 EUR
Deadline
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Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) • DAAD
Merit-based

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
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Grant
1200 EUR
Deadline
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Graduate School Scholarship Programme
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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
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1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarship
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The Smooth Movers
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Grant
934 EUR
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Leadership for Africa (Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger and Senegal): Master's Degree Scholarships in Germany
Merit-based Need-based

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DAAD
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934 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
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DAAD
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Grant
850 EUR
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480 EUR
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SBW Berlin Scholarship
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SBW Berlin
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Various benefits
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International Sustainability Academy Scholarship
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International Sustainability Academy (ISA)
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Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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U.S. government
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Grant
649 EUR
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation
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Campus France
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Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
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The Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) scholarship
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Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership
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Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
24 Jun 2024
Hutchison & Foreman Committing to Justice Scholarship
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Hutchison & Foreman, PLLC
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
04 Sep 2024
The Devadoss Law Firm Civil Rights Scholarship
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The Devadoss Law Firm
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Grant
1000 USD
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NextLevel Student Scholarship
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NextLevel Student Scholarship
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Grant
1300 EUR
Deadline
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Fully Funded DAAD EPOS Scholarship
Merit-based

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DAAD
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Independent provider
Grant
934 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Leadership for Africa (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda): Master's Degree Scholarships in Germany
Merit-based Need-based

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DAAD
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
300 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
The Deutschlandstipendium at German Universities
Merit-based

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German Government
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Independent provider
Grant
1200 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Karl Schmidt Rottluff Scholarship
Merit-based

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Studienstiftung
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Independent provider
Grant
934 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Study Scholarships - Master Studies for All Academic Disciplines
Merit-based Need-based

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DAAD
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
EU Mobility Programme for Myanmar
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Unknown
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Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
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Grant
21000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
LSE Executive Global Master’s in Management Hinrich Foundation Scholarship
Merit-based

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Hinrich Foundation
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Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
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ACES Education Fund
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Grant
1300 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) • DAAD
Merit-based

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
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Grant
1200 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Graduate School Scholarship Programme
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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
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ServiceScape
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarship
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The Smooth Movers
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Independent provider
Grant
934 EUR
Deadline
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Leadership for Africa (Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger and Senegal): Master's Degree Scholarships in Germany
Merit-based Need-based

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DAAD
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Grant
934 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Study Scholarships - Master Studies for All Academic Disciplines
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DAAD
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Grant
850 EUR
Deadline
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DAAD-TEV-Master's degree scholarships
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200 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
Wiingy Future STEM Leaders Scholarship
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1300 EUR
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Fully Funded DAAD EPOS Scholarship
Merit-based

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DAAD
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Grant
934 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Leadership for Africa (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda): Master's Degree Scholarships in Germany
Merit-based Need-based

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DAAD
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
300 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
The Deutschlandstipendium at German Universities
Merit-based

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German Government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1200 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Karl Schmidt Rottluff Scholarship
Merit-based

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Studienstiftung
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Independent provider
Grant
934 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Study Scholarships - Master Studies for All Academic Disciplines
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DAAD
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Grant
500 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
EU Mobility Programme for Myanmar
Need-based

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Unknown
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Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
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Grant
21000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
LSE Executive Global Master’s in Management Hinrich Foundation Scholarship
Merit-based

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Hinrich Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1300 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) • DAAD
Merit-based

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1200 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Graduate School Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Smooth Movers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
934 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Leadership for Africa (Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger and Senegal): Master's Degree Scholarships in Germany
Merit-based Need-based

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DAAD
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
934 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Study Scholarships - Master Studies for All Academic Disciplines
Merit-based Need-based

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DAAD
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
850 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
DAAD-TEV-Master's degree scholarships
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DAAD
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Grant
480 EUR
Deadline
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SBW Berlin Scholarship
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SBW Berlin
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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International Sustainability Academy Scholarship
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International Sustainability Academy (ISA)
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Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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Student services

Students, lecturers, tutors and staff at the MIPLC form a close-knit learning community. The staff offices are located on the same floor as the students' offices, so that a student who has a question can simply walk over and talk to an MIPLC team member. The Program Director is the Academic Advisor to all students, discussing the selection of classes and potential master's thesis topics with them. Career councellors are available to go over career-related questions and organize internships.

All students are provided desks in shared offices and enjoy access to a large number of legal databases. A student kitchen is provided and is the hub of student life at the MIPLC!

Housing services

The MIPLC does not provide accommodation.

All future students are equipped with a list of flat share websites, housing agencies, landlords of previous students, etc. This list will help them in their search for an accommodation. In Munich, all types of lodgings are available, from dormitories and flat shares to individual apartments.

Library services

  • The Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, located across the street from the MIPLC, has a comprehensive and ever-growing IP library of around 210,000 volumes. It is the largest library of its kind in the world. MIPLC students have full access to it. 
  • The MIPLC has its own library, which is stocked with books on all areas and topics taught during the LL.M. program. 

ICT services

High speed internet access is provided throughout the MIPLC premises. Students have access to a large number of legal databases.

Medical services

As a prerequisite for enrollment at the university, students have to buy a health insurance plan which is valid and recognized in Germany. Future students will be provided information about the health insurance system in Germany.

Campus life

The MIPLC premises are located in downtown Munich, across the street from the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and its library. Restaurants, canteens and shops are in the immediate vicinity. The famous "English Garden", a large landscape park in the inner city, is close by. The MIPLC is easily accessible by public transport. Many students buy a (used) bike to get around the city.

Munich is regularly ranked one of the most livable cities in the world. The Alps with all their hiking trails and skiing slopes are less than an hour's drive away, and there are a lot of lakes all around the city. Munich is a very lively city with tens of thousands of students and an amazing nightlife.

Sports facilities

MIPLC students can use the sport facilities of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) which offer all kinds of sportive activities.

Student clubs

Graduates become members of the MIPLC Alumni Network. Once a year, the MIPLC family gathers for the MIPLC Alumni Conference, during which alumni of the different classes give presentations about IP topics they are currently dealing with.

The MIPLC LL.M. program "Intellectual Property and Competition Law" is fully accredited by the German accreditation agency ACQUIN.

Moreover, the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD has selected the MIPLC LL.M. program "Intellectual Property and Competition Law" as participating program in its special scholarship scheme "Development-related Postgraduate Studies".

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