LL.M. European Intellectual Property Law

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR9392 per Full programme (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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| Stockholm, Sweden
European Intellectual Property Law, a programme offered at Stockholm University, has historically been an international discipline as opposed to what is the case with other traditional areas of law such as property law. A recent internationalising factor is the gradual development of an European Union (EU) IP law with both regulations having unitary effect and harmonising directives to be implemented in national law.



The Programme in European Intellectual Property Law at Stockholm University was set up in year 2000 and encompasses a total of 60 higher educational credits (HEC) = 60 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), whereof 30 ECTS credits shall be a Master Thesis.

The Thesis is a focused research work on a special IP problem with a developed and suitable methodology. The first term of the programme is scheduled with full day lectures and seminars in blocks (mainly Fridays and week-ends) that makes commuting possible to a certain extent. All students must take the first course, Advanced IP course (15 ECTS). Thereafter, students are given the opportunity to specialise in areas of the IP system: Industrial Property Law with Patens & Trade Marks (15 ECTS) or Copyright law & Transborder IP Conflicts (15 ECTS). On a voluntary basis, also a Nordic IP moot court training and competition is offered.

Areas such as design rights, geographical quality indications, plant rights and trademarks presently belong to the EU unitary system, and so will patents from 2015. Harmonising directives rule, e.g., on the copyright, biotech patents, fair trade practices and sanctions. And over all this determines the European Union of Court of Justice as the sole interpret of EU law and whose judgments are binding on national law in the Member States.

IP law has not only great political and economic significance but also great cultural significance. The Internet and other forms of international telecommunications clearly demonstrate that IP as such recognises no national borders.

The considerable technological developments of the last decades have brought quite dramatic strains on the IP system as a whole, as well as on the various legal disciplines included. We have seen fiery debates on for example: “patents on life?”, patents precluding poor people from essential medicines, indigenous peoples’ fear of being robbed of their traditional properties and copyright as a threat to the freedom of speech and the human right to education. A balance is crucial if the IP system should bring the economic and cultural developments as expected. Therefore, more well educated IP lawyers are needed both for the big questions of international legislation and for efficient litigation between equal parties.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR9392 per full programme ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland

  • First instalment: 45000 SEK
  • Total course/programme fee: 90000 SEK
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Structure Fully structured
Student interaction Online group works/assignments
Attendance No Attendance
Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

  • Advanced Intellectual property Law. Modul 1
  • Industrial Property- Patents and Trade Marks. Modul 2
  • Copyright and Transborder Litigation. Modul 2
  • Method and Thesis. Modul 3


Special eligibility requirements

Swedish degree in Law (180 ECTS credits) or an equivalent foreign degree in Law. One course in intellectual property law or the equivalent. Swedish Upper Secondary School course English B/English 6 or equivalent.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Sweden when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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