Universiteit Maastricht

Faculty of Law

Advanced Master in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (LLM/MSc)

Redesign yourself as a master of inventions and creativity

Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management is an advanced master's for lawyers, non-lawyers, and those with a degree in science of technology.
With the advent of globalisation and new media, there has been a flood of new information and technological innovation. The natural consequence has been an unprecedented number of legal questions about intellectual property, patent rights and industrial technology in an increasingly internationalised world.

The Advanced Masters Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (IPKM) feature specialisation tracks on international IP litigation practice, entrepreneurship and valorization, and claim drafting. In its common programme lawyers, economists, scientists and engineers mingle to deal with real-life problems in multidisciplinary teams.

Whether you enrol full or part-time, IPKM teaching is scheduled in a way that permits combining work and study. Intensive modules offered in Maastricht and abroad also offer exposure to USA and Asian IP law and practice. Our honours programme provides access to our work in the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation (IGIR) and to the European IP Institutes Network (EIPIN) congresses and activities.

You will learn from resident and non-resident experts coming from:

  • academia;
  • private legal practice;
  • the judiciary;
  • patent agencies;
  • international and European organisations; and
  • entrepreneurship, IP management and valorisation practice.

The advanced master's programmes Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management are taught in English and are offered as a one-year, full time master’s or as a two-year, half time master’s that allows you to continue working while you study.

By special arrangement it is also possible to follow a number of courses as a contract student.

The Advanced Masters IPKM are fully accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).
The IPKM MSc is furthermore accredited by the European Patent Office (EPO) for EQE remission. IPKM is a member of the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN) and a founding member of the Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme.