Are you fascinated by the ins and outs of intellectual property protection systems in the EU, US, Asia and beyond? Do you want to advance your international career in cross-border IP litigation practice, or to become an IP expert at the European Patent Office? Are you looking for a challenging, small-scale programme that approaches IP law from multiple perspectives? Then the Advanced Master’s in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (IPKM) could be just the programme for you. The IPKM programme provides you with the legal foundations and practical and technical skills to work at the crossroads of legal services, policy and knowledge management in technology-driven, innovative and creative industries. Students with work experience and working professionals are particularly encouraged to apply. The curriculum is structured to support a combination of working and studying.
Why do students appreciate the combination of legal and technical insights in the IP programme? What advantages does it have to combine both the research and the practical field?. With its promising career prospects and the possibility of doing an interesting internship, this programme is an excellent start to begin your career in the Intellectual Property field. Find out more in this video.
This programme gives me great exposure to international legal systems, especially European law
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The European Patent Convention defines subject-matter that is not eligible for patent protection, such as methods for doing business. However, when implemented by a computer, non-eligible subject matter becomes eligible for patent protection. Is this desirable?
Content creators, exercising their freedom of expression, may use trade marks in their content in a way that might damage the interests of trade mark proprietors (e.g. use of Nike shoes in a porn movie). How does EU trade mark law address these different interests?
EU trade mark law excludes certain signs from becoming registered trade marks. In particular, shapes cannot be registered if they are necessary for achieving a technical result. In 2015, the amended Regulation broadened this exclusion to ‘another characteristics'. But what is now covered exactly?
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