Emerging phenomena such as cloud computing, biotechnological inventions and big data give rise to an ongoing need to define an optimal interface between law and technology. The LL.M. is an international forum for discussion and exchange of knowledge, opinions and ideas that are entrenched in various legal systems.
Learn by doing, through case studies, workshops, and group exercises
Exchange ideas with international students and faculty
Engage with experts from the ILO and other international organizations
The Master of Laws in Intellectual Property is for participants wanting to acquire the skills needed to play a leading role in intellectual property rights (IPR) practice and teaching through exposure to a comparative, international approach. IP law faces unprecedented challenges. Emerging phenomena such as cloud computing, biotechnological inventions and big data are giving rise to the need to define an optimal interface between law and technology. Similarly, IP law has become a crucial factor in economic, scientific and societal/moral decisions. In view of the above, the LL.M in IP attracts professionals from the public and private sectors, as well as junior academics wanting to play a leading role in the practice and teaching of IP. The curriculum includes an in-depth examination of the classic topics of IP law, as well as a specialized analysis of the latest developments in the fields of patents, trademarks, domain names, copyright and related rights, design, software and databases, integrated circuits, biotechnological patents and plant varieties, the internet and e-commerce. The diversified profiles and backgrounds of the students and lecturers make the LL.M a truly international forum for the exchange of knowledge and opinion, and discussion of the ideas inherent in different legal systems.
Professionals from the public and private sectors; junior academics wanting to acquire the skills required to play a leading role in the practice and teaching of IP. Candidates should have gained a first-level university degree in law, economics, engineering, medicine, chemistry, communication sciences or business administration.
Students gain the fundamental tools and competencies needed to handle the complexities of intellectual property.
The course is structured in three parts: online learning, residential classes, and an individual research paper.
This intensive, year-long course combines online and residential work for students at different stages of their careers.
Students learn by studying, collaborating, and observing practitioners in action.