Munich Intellectual Property Law Center

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.

Master's Programmes

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Following extended negotiations, the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) was inaugurated at a Founding Ceremony on March 17, 2003. With the generous cooperation of the Bavarian Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts, the four partners were able to gain formal approval of the Master's Program "Intellectual Property and Competition Law" in record time.


Our about 60 active faculty members are highly respected researchers and practitioners who among them have a wealth of experience. They are at home in a variety of professional environments. The majority are tenured professors and researchers working with one of the four MIPLC partners or with other renowned universities such as the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics, the University of California, and Columbia University.


The academic year at the MIPLC starts in October. Our students receive a list of internship sponsors when they take up their studies, and are asked to select three sponsors by early November. The allocation process thus starts in mid-November, with the MIPLC contacting the sponsors and forwarding the students' CVs. The internship itself takes place during the MIPLC's five-week spring break (generally March to early April). The exact dates should be agreed upon between the internship sponsor and the intern.


Library services

Access to the Max Planck Institute's IP library, comprising more than 200,000 volumes, and to the MIPLC's own library