The International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation – Legal and Economic Determinants (IMPRS-CI), in Munich, Germany, is a doctoral programme jointly offered by the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, the Department of Economics, the Munich School of Management, and the Faculty of Law of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. The School comprises institutions and academics from the fields of law, economics and management. Educating and training junior lawyers and economists is of primary importance for the future of research and innovation. The Max Planck Society, in cooperation with German Universities has thus launched the International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS) initiative. Within this initiative, the IMPRS-CI contributes to interdisciplinary research at the interface of law, business administration and economics in the area of competition and intellectual property rights. Admitted students receive a first rate, research-oriented education in their chosen area of concentration. They enjoy close supervision by world-renowned lawyers and economists in a competitive, yet collaborative, environment rich in interaction with other students, post-docs and academics. The program is fully funded.
The Munich Intellectual Property Law Center’s (MIPLC) LL.M. program „Intellectual Property and Competition Law“ enjoys an excellent reputation due to its extraordinary study conditions. For this program, which is taught entirely in English, the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law cooperates with the University of Augsburg, the Technische Universität München and The George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C.).
The program’s outstanding characteristic is its international approach to IP and competition law. In just one year, students acquire extensive theoretical knowledge in European, U.S., and international law as well as the ability to solve complex issues arising in practice. The program is thus highly attractive for applicants from all over the world and from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds. Thanks to its large international faculty, the MIPLC offers a unique combination of academic instruction and a practice-oriented curriculum.
Apart from the LL.M. program, the MIPLC supports research on IP and competition law issues, resulting in a variety of publications ranging from articles to doctoral dissertations. A regular lecture series and international conferences bring renowned researchers and practitioners to the MIPLC to discuss current issues.