Munich Intellectual Property Law Center
The Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) is a center for both research and education in intellectual property
Intellectual property
Intellectual property is a term referring to a number of distinct types of creations of the mind for which a set of exclusive rights are recognized—and the corresponding fields of law...

, founded in 2003 and based in Munich
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, Germany
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. The MIPLC is a project of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, the University of Augsburg
University of Augsburg
The University of Augsburg is a university located in the Universitätsviertel section of Augsburg, Germany. It was founded in 1970 and is organized in 7 Faculties....

, the Technische Universität München (TUM), and the George Washington University Law School. It offers an English-language LL.M. program on Intellectual Property and Competition Law.

The Center is member of the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network
European Intellectual Property Institutes Network
The European Intellectual Property Institutes Network is a cooperation network of intellectual property institutions, organizing conferences. It was founded in 1999. Its aim is "to facilitate and increase cooperation among IP institutions and students in Europe"...

 (EIPIN) and the Chairman of its Managing Board is Prof. Josef Drexl. Josef Drexl succeeded Prof. Joseph Straus
Joseph Straus
Joseph Straus is professor of intellectual property law, former director of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich, Germany, and Chairman of the Managing Board of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center...

 at the post of Chairman of the Managing Board.

The MIPLC furthermore organizes scientific conferences and IP training programs. It also offers Ph.D. programs for selected LL.M. graduates.

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