The Master of Law in Intellectual Property is designed for participants to acquire the skills needed to play a leading role in intellectual property rights (IPR) practice and teaching through exposure to an international and comparative approach. This Master's programme is jointly organized by ITCILO, the University of Turin and WIPO.
IP law is facing unprecedented challenges. Evolving issues like artificial intelligence, big data, biotechnological inventions and traditional knowledge raise questions related to the continuous need to define an optimal interface between law and technology. Similarly, IP law has become a crucial factor in economic, scientific and societal/moral decisions.
In view of the above, the LL.M. in IP attracts professionals from the public and private sectors as well as junior academics.
Class teaching will be enriched by case study sessions as well as exercises in legal drafting.
The curriculum aims to provide an in-depth examination of the classical topics of IP law as well as a specialized analysis of the latest developments in the fields of patents, trademarks, domain names, copyright and related rights, design, software and databases, integrated circuits, biotechnological patents and plant varieties, the internet and e-commerce. The diversified profile and backgrounds of the students and lecturers make the LL.M. a truly international forum for discussion and exchange of knowledge, opinions and ideas that are entrenched in various legal systems.
Participants have access to an online platform, which includes a detailed syllabus consisting of international and other legal instruments as well as reference reading material and a collection of cases carefully selected in order to cover the overall learning contents. Access to the state-of-the-art bibliography of the Turin Law School Library is provided to assist the participants in their research and in preparing for the written assignments and examinations.
Suggested reference materials are posted on the website of the LL.M. at www.turin-ip.com.
An online platform is dedicated to the participants’ use in order to exchange comments on class proceedings and to facilitate deliberations with professors and the tutor. Professors will additionally provide, through the online platform, specific materials that supplement their lectures.
Testimonials from former students
"The IP LLM programme in Turin was certainly a unique experience on my educational and professional path"
Read the career success story of Joanna Lewicka, a former ITCILO LLM student who is now working as an Office Manager, IP Paralegal and Translator.
Read the career success story of Felix Yuen, Hong Kong qualified solicitor specialised in intellectual property. Student of LLM in IP 2018/2019.