Uppsala University

Intellectual Property Law, L.L.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    10542
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language

About

With rapid technological advancements and ever increasing legal developments, this programme will enable you to stay ahead of the crowd, whether you wish to progress as an e-commerce entrepreneur, patent attorney, trademark specialist or the chief legal officer of a company.

The Master Programme in Intellectual Property Law has a general objective of providing a deep understanding of major issues covering international and EU intellectual property law, and in particular copyright, patents, designs and trademarks. This is an area that has grown both in importance and complexity as reflected in the increased focus on intellectual property protection and its value as a corporate asset. On top of that, over the years IP law has become increasingly interdisciplinary having key interfaces with market, competition, contract and tort law.
This programme is designed for those of you who wish to deepen your understanding of intellectual property law, whether you are qualified, practicing lawyers who wish to improve your knowledge of this area of law, students who wish to proceed into post-graduate education to further your specialisation, or persons who work in areas influenced by IP law and are interested in the area.

Programme Structure

Module 1
Advanced Intellectual Property Law 

  • Introduction
  • International Conventions and Treaties
  • Copyright Law
  • Patent Law
  • Design Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Overlapping Protection
  • Contracting Intellectual Property
  • Competition Law and Parallel Importation
Module 2
  • Advanced Trademark Law
  • Copyright Protection in the Digital Society
  • Patent Law and Pharmaceuticals

Module 3
Legal scientific methods and independent work 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be Law or Legal Science.
Also required is 15 credits in intellectual property law, or equivalent, documented knowledge.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 10542 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 100000

Funding


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