1 English Study Program at Munich Intellectual Property Law Center

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Munich Intellectual Property Law Center

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About the University

Credit for the MIPLC's seed idea is due to Professor Schricker, the former Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (now MPI for Innovation and Competition). From this seed idea grew the plan to establish an international top-quality LL.M. program to teach IP law to a diverse student body. The implementation of this plan was tackled by Professor Joseph Straus, one of Professor Schricker's successors as Director of the Max Planck Institute, and the Max Planck Society, especially its then-Secretary General Dr. Barbara Bludau.

With students from developing and developed countries, from practice and academia, from legal, technical and other educational backgrounds in mind, it was clear that the ensuing program would have to be as comprehensive as possible. Thus Dr. Bludau and Professor Straus set out to identify suitable partners with strong credentials in teaching intellectual property law, law in general, as well as economics and business.

They found the University of Augsburg; the Technische Universität München; and The George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C.).

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. At the same time, we were busy recruiting faculty from all over the world, finalizing the administrative details of the program, and beginning to advertise for students.

By October 2003, we had been able to attract students from eight countries located on five continents. In August 2004, these 13 students of our first class graduated from MIPLC, with the University of Augsburg conferring the "Master of Laws" degree. Our first academic year – despite all teething problems of this ambitious new endeavour – had ended successfully. In the second academic year, our enrollment rose to 18 students from 13 countries. Additionally, the MIPLC LL.M. program was selected to contribute to the further education of seven ASEAN scholars, who joined the program for the winter term 2004/05 in the framework of the ECAP II program.

By 2008, we were able to enrol 30 new students for the first time and were in the midst of an accreditation process that has in the meantime been successfully concluded. The current class of 2016/17 holds 37 students from 20 nations in Europe, North, and South America, Africa, and Asia.

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

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Application Modes

Application Modes

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Application Process

Application Process

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Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

6.5 (1 program)

Minimum

85 (1 program)

Minimum

0 (1 program)

Maximum

6.5 (1 program)

Maximum

85 (1 program)

Maximum

0 (1 program)

IELTS Band

Minimum

6.5 (1 program)

Maximum

6.5 (1 program)

TOEFL Scores

Minimum

85 (1 program)

Maximum

85 (1 program)

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

0 (1 program)

Maximum

0 (1 program)

Program Features

2-2 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Laws

Beginning

Winter intake

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Summer intake

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Winter & Summer intake

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Location

Munich Intellectual Property Law Center

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