|Degree:||Master of Laws (LLM)|
Intellectual Property Law
|Application deadline:||16 Jan 2023 passed|
|University website:||European Intellectual Property Law|
Intellectual Property has long been an international subject which has recently grown tremendously in prominence, with technology pushing and breaking boundaries as never before. Our LL.M. in European Intellectual Property Law (EIPL) was set up in 2000 and has since reached solid international recognition.
The EU unitary system governs design rights, plant rights, trademarks, etc., while harmonising directives determine copyright, biotech patents, fair trade practices and sanctions, not to speak of the European Union Court of Justice. IP is not only relevant politically and economically, but culturally as well. It lies at the heart of many modern debates: “patents on life”, pharmaceutical patents that outprice the poor, and copyright threatening freedom of expression and the right to education. This web of systems and shifting geographies demands well-educated lawyers for the essential questions of international legislation and efficient litigation between equal parties.
SULaw has since long had a strong IP profile and attracted postgraduate students from around the world. In the EIPL programme, students delve into the internationalisation factors of European Union (EU) IP law, and look at areas such as design rights, geographical quality indications, copyrights and patents and how they are affected by internationalisation. As is well known qualified IP lawyers have excellent employment market prospects.
Classes in the LL.M. are led by renowned Nordic researchers composed of Professors (LL.D.) of private law of and Doctoral Candidates (LL.M.) specializing in their respective fields.