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Master in Intellectual Property

Graduate School of Law

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Direction
Prof. Carlos Fernando Bondía Román
Deputy Direction
Profª. Carmen Crespo Mora
Language
Spanish
Attendance
On-campus
Credits
60 ECTS
Campus
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
Applications

 Open 

☛  Places available: 40

Double Degree:  Opening March 1st, 2023 

Departments
Private Law Department

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  • Inicio

    This Master’s has a clear professional orientation, offering a specialized and advanced education with a practical outlook in Spanish, European and international intellectual property law. It is the only Master’s specialized in intellectual property and copyright offered by a public spanish university. Industrial property represents only 10% of the academic program.

    The new information technologies, always linked to intellectual property, have brought about a changing and globalized international environment that is closely related to intellectual property, generating relevant modifications in their legal regime and a thorough revision of traditional business models.

    There is great demand for a specific professional education in intellectual property, in both counseling and transaction work and contentious or litigious situations.

    It is a branch of the system that constitutes the foundation of creativity and economic, social and cultural development, affects all social spheres, is constantly evolving and demands legal certainty and security.

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    reasons to study master in intellectual property

    Master in Intellectual Property

    │MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • ☛ Access to internship 100% guaranteed
    • ☛ High level of demand
    • ☛ 19 consecutive editions. 1st Master's Degree in Intellectual Property taught in Spain
    •  87% of our students are satisfied
    • ☛ 33 different nationalities among the students
  • CURRICULUM
  • FACULTY

    UC3M FACULTY

    • BERGEL SAINZ DE BARANDA, YOLANDA
      Department of Private Law
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • BONDÍA ROMÁN, FERNANDO
      Department of Private Law
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • CABANILLAS SÁNCHEZ, ANTONIO
      Department of Private Law
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • CRESPO MORA, Mª CARMEN
      Department of Private Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • JUÁREZ TORREJÓN, ANGEL
      Department of Private Law
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • MARTÍN SALAMANCA, SARA
      Department of Private Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • RODRÍGUEZ DE LAS HERAS, TERESA
      Department of Private Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • VAQUER CABALLERÍA, MARCOS
      Department of Public State Law
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • ÁLVAREZ CABRERA, BELÉN
      Lawyer
      GABEIRAS & ASOSCIADOS
    • APARICIO VAQUERO, JUAN PABLO

      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA
    • BOSÉ, DANIELA
      BMG RIGHTS ADMINISTRATION
    • CABEDO SERNA, LLANOS
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
    • CALBOLI, IRENE
      Full Professor
      PhD
      NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
    • CASTÁN PÉREZ-GÓMEZ, ANTONIO
      Lawyer. Elzaburu partner
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS – ICADE
    • CEBRIÁN, PABLO
      Composer and music producer
    • DÍEZ LÓPEZ, IBAN
      Lawyer
      GÓMEZ ACEBO & POMBO
    • EUSA MENDIA, ANA
      LEGAL BUSINESS AFFAIRS EN RLM
    • EVANGELIO LLORCA, RAQUEL
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE (Directora magister lvcentinvs)
    • ESTEVE PARDO, ASUNCIÓN
      University Assistant
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE BARCELONA
    • FERNÁNDEZ CARBALLO-CALERO, PABLO IGNACIO
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
    • FONSECA VARUM, MICHAEL
      THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO
    • GABEIRAS VÁZQUEZ, PATRICIA
      Lawyer
      PhD
      EJ. LAWYERS (Managing Partner)
    • GALGO PECO, ÁNGEL
      Magistrate
      AUDIENCIA PROVINCIAL DE MADRID  (Presidente Sección 28ª)
    • GARCÍA BARTOLOMÉ, DAVID
      Assistant Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
    • GARCÍA ROMÁN, AGUSTÍN
      Lawyer
      General Counsel
      GRUPO ANAYA
    • GINSBURG, JANE
      Full Professor
      PhD
      COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
    • GÓMEZ CORA, JULIA
      Chief Executive Officer
      STAGE ENTERTAINMENT
    • GONZÁLEZ GARCÍA, AGUSTÍN
      Lawyer
      URÍA & MENÉNDEZ  (Partner)
    • LANZACO GARCÍA, IRENE
      Lawyer
      UNIDAD EDITORIAL
    • LIPSZYC, DELIA
      Lawyer
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
    • LÓPEZ CONSTANTE, JOSÉ ANTONIO
      Lawyer
      REGISTRO DE LA PROPIEDAD INTELECTUAL
    • LÓPEZ RICHART, JULIÁN
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
    • MARCO MOLINA, JUANA
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE BARCELONA
    • MARÍN LÓPEZ, JUAN JOSÉ
      Lawyer
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA-LA MANCHA
    • MARÍN-BARNUEVO FABO, DIEGO
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
    • MANDERIEUX, LAURENT
      Full Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSITÁ BOCCON (Italia)
    • MENA JIMÉNEZ, ROCÍO
      Lawyer
      GABEIRAS&ASOSCIADOS
    • MÉNDEZ ZURI, JOSÉ MARÍA
      Lawyer
      BAKER & MCKRNZIE (Socio)
    • MINERO ALEJANDRE, GEMMA
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID
    • MORÁN RUIZ, MERCEDES
      CEDRO
    • NADAL CEBRIÁN, MARTA
      Lawyer
      URÍA MENÉNDEZ
    • NIETO DELGADO, CARLOS
      Commercial Magistrate
      PhD
    • OBERGFELL, EVA INÉS
      Full Professor
      PhD
      HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITÄT ZU BERLIN
    • ORTEGA DOMÉNECH, JORGE
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • PÉREZ GIL DE LA SERNA, FERNANDO
      Magistrate
      JUZGADO DE INSTRUCCIÓN
    • RAMOS GIL DE LA HAZA, ANDY
      Lawyer
      BARDAJÍ-HONRADO LawyerS (Socio)
    • RAPETTI, VALERIA
      Chief Executive Officer
      WARNER MUSIC
    • RIBERA BLANES, BEGOÑA
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
    • RIEGO VALLEDOR, JOSÉ MARÍA DEL
      Magistrate
      TRIBUNAL SUPREMO
    • RIOSALIDO FERNÁNDEZ, ARÁNZAZU
      Stage producer
    • RODRÍGUEZ ANDRÉS, MIGUEL ÁNGEL
      Lawyer
    • SAIZ GARCÍA, CONCEPCIÓN
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE VALENCIA
    • SÁNCHEZ ÁLVAREZ, JOSÉ LUIS
      Lawyer
      UNIVERSAL MUSIC
    • SÁNCHEZ ARISTI, RAFAEL
      Full Professor
      UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
      Partner
      CUATRECASAS
    • SENENT MARTÍNEZ, SANTIAGO
      Commercial Magistrate
      PhD
    • SERRANO GÓMEZ, EDUARDO
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • TACTUK RETIF, AURORA MARLENE
      PhD
      SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMET ESPAÑA
    • TEMIÑO CENICERO, IGNACIO
      Lawyer
      ABRIL LawyerS (Socio)
    • VILLENA CORTÉS, FRANCISCO DE BORJA
      Magistrate
      AUDIENCIA PROVINCIAL DE MADRID (Section 28ª)
  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process, please, read the following information:

      Requirements

      The main prerequisite for admission to the course is for candidates to have either obtained a law degree or to be about to obtain one prior to undertaking the Master's degree.

       

      Admission criteria

      In their selection process, the Committee will take into account the following criteria and relative weighting:

      ADMISSION CRITERIA WEIGHTING
      Academic record 4 points 4 points
      Curriculum vitae 4 points
      Letter of intentions, motivation and interest 2 points

      Language requirements

      Check the general language requirements required to study a Master’s at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master’s, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EHEA, must provide, for enrolment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or by means of The Hague Apostille. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.

    • ENROLLMENT

      TUITION FEES*

      Reservation fee: €800

      • it will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment
      • the reservation fee will only be refunded if the master program is cancelled

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €7,800 (€130/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €11,700 (€195/ECTS credit)

       

      ✎│Tuition fees


      NOTE: The enrolment fees do not include the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate.

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      * Current fees for the 22/23 academic year, pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the 23/24 academic year.

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎│ECTS credits recognition

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    General information on scholarships

    For more information on specific scholarships of interest awarded by UC3M and by other agencies or organisations.

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  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION
    • Inicio

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      MASTER’S COURSE SCHEDULE

      Check the Master’s schedule

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      Course 0

      Course 0 Introduction to Spanish and European Union Law aims to provide foreign students of the different Official Masters of the Graduate School of Law with the necessary basis to face in the best conditions their specialized postgraduate studies at UC3M so that they can achieve an optimal use of them.

      This course is intended exclusively for students who have obtained their academic degree in law outside Spain, either in other European Union countries or in third countries, and it is compulsory.

      • September 13, 14, 15, 16, 19 and 20, 2022
      • On-campus (mornings) | Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

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      VIRTUAL SECRETARIAT

      Access to Virtual Secretariat

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      Material Resources of the programme

      Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

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    • INTERNSHIPS

      The practical training of our students is an essential part of their learning program for it implies reviewing, practicing and going deeply into the academic knowledge previously adquired.

      This practical training is achieved through two mandatory subjects: "Internship at law firms, companies and institutions" (6 credits), which is carried out on an individual basis, and the Subject "Reports, disputes and litigation" (3 credits), which is carried out in groups. The aim of both subjects is for the student to acquire the skills and responsibilities of someone who works in the field of intellectual and industrial property.

      The individual internships are conducted in companies, lawyer’s offices and institutions of the field during the academic year in a compatible schedule with the master’s lectures and have an average duration of three months. However, if the student and the collaborating entity reach an agreement, the internship might be extended for an additional time, through a complementary internship (extracurricular internship).

      The quality of the internship program is guaranteed by both the careful selection of the collaborating entities and the personalized follow-up of the internship progress and its final assessment.
       

      IN ORDER TO DO THE EXTERNAL INTERNSHIP WITH THE COLLABORATING INSTITUTIONS THE STUDENT NEEDS TO BE AVAILABLE IN THE MORNINGS ON THE SECOND SEMESTER (FROM FEBRUARY TO JUNE)

       

    • ALUMNI

      Consult the nationalities of former alumni

      Only the professional data of students who have expressly authorized their use are permitted.

      Notas en las 8 ediciones del master
      • STUDENTS TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS IN 8 MASTER'S EDITIONS
      Notas del master en porcentaje
      • STUDENTS TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS IN PERCENTAGE
  • INTERNATIONAL

    Double Qualification UC3M-Toulouse 1 Capitole

    The university has several different collaboration agreements with foreign universities which make it possible to add a complement to their course or undertake a double degree in various postgraduate qualifications including intellectual property. One such agreement is with the Master 2 Proprieté Intellectuelle de la Université Toulouse 1 Capitole which enables students of the Intellectual Property Master's degree of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid to obtain a double qualification ( official master's degree in Intellectual property of the UC3M and the Master 2 Propriété Intellectuelle de UT1) which involves spending  a term from September to December studying at the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole.
     

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    Visiting Professors

    The course receives prestigious visiting professors every year from foreign universities such as Jane C. Ginsburg (Columbia Law School), Irene Calboli (Marquette University Law School / National University of Singapore), Laurent Manderieux (Universitá Bocconi) and Eva Inés Obergfell (Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin).

     

    Pan-European Seal Programme

    By virtue of this Pan European Seal Programme six students were selected to work at the EU Intellectual property Office (EUIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) in 2015 (five in Alicante and 1 in Munich). Again in 2016 six students were hired to participate in this Programme (three by the EUIPO in Alicante and three by the EPO; two in Munich and one in The Hague). In 2017 three students were selected by EUIPO to work in Alicante. In 2018 two students were selected by EUIPO, one in 2019 and again two in 2021. Furthermore, some of the students selected by the Programme have continued to work for these institutions.
     

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    Students and other agreements

    • Over 35% of our students on previous courses are from other countries, mainly from Latin America. Statistical table showing student origins
  • DOUBLE DEGREE
    • CURRICULUM

      STRUCTURE

      The syllabus for this Double Master's degree is structured around three teaching terms and a compulsory work placement for which students will obtain 48 ECTS of the University Master's degree in Intellectual Property and 75 ECTS corresponding to the University master's degree in Access to Legal Practice.

      The 123 total credits on the dual syllabus are broken down as follows:

      • In the first term, compulsory subjects on the Intellectual Property course corresponding to the main part of this degree (30 ECTS in total, in afternoon classes).
      • In the second term some compulsory subjects will be studied, completing the technical training in Legal Practices and Professional Activity of the Master's degree in Legal Practice (30 ECTS in total in morning classes) and a second phase of the Intellectual Property specialization (12 ECTS in total taught in the afternoons).
      • In the third term, one compulsory subject on the Legal Practice course corresponding to the main part of this degree (9 ECTS in morning classes) and the final dissertation for the Intelectuall Property master's degree.
      • The fourth and final term is dedicated to the guided external work placement designed for students to acquire the skills and abilities needed to exercise the profession of law and completing the final dissertations for the Legal Practice master's degrees.

      27 of your ECTS credits will be recognized and at the end of the course you will have obtained two official Master's qualifications.

      Academic Year 2 - Semester 3

      Legal Practice
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      Professional Activity I9CSpanish
      Intellectual Property
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
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      Academic Year 2 - Semester 4

      Legal Practice
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Internships30C
      TFM6C

      C | Compulsory: 81 ECTS

      Interships: 30 ECTS

      Master's Thesis Law Practice: 6 ECTS

      Master's Thesis Intellectual Property: 6 ECTS

    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process, please, read the following information:

      Requirements

      Check the requirements of the Master in Legal Practice.

      Check the requirements of the Master in Intellectual Property.

       

      Admission criteria

      Check the admission criteria of the Master in Legal Practice.

      Check the admission criteria of the Master in Intellectual Property.

      Language requirements

      Check the general language requirements required to study a Master’s at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      STUDENTS with foreign university degrees

      Check the requirements of the Master in Legal Practice for students with foreign university degrees.

      Check the requirements of the Master in Intellectual Property for students with foreign university degrees.

      Important

      To be admitted to the Doble Master Degree you have to be admitted by the Academic Committee of the Master in Legal Practice. If your application for admission to the Double Master Degree is Not Accepted, you can still apply for admission to the Master in Intellectual Property if you want.

      On the other hand, the admission to the Master in Intellectual Property doesn’t imply the admission to the Master in Legal Practice.

      In any case, the resolution will be communicated to the applicant.

    • ENROLLMENT

      TUITION FEES*

      DOUBLE MASTER'S DEGREE IN LEGAL PRACTICE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
      Reservation feeLegal Practice €800
      Reservation feeIntellectual Property €800
      Price EU students €73.46 / ECTS
      Price Non EU students €263.10 / ECTS
      Credits enrolling2 123 ECTS

      Reservation fee will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment​. The reservation fee will only be refunded if the master program is cancelled.

      2 Admission and registration on the double master's degree course will provide exemption from ECTS credits which will be validated according to the curriculum (see Program). Having obtained credits from both syllabuses, together with validation of 27 ECTS you will be able to obtain two official master's qualifications in little more than a year and a half. This exemption from payment of fees for validating ECTS credits shall only be applicable to students registered on the Dual Master's degree from the start.

       

      ✎│Tuition fees


      NOTE: The enrolment fees do not include the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate.​

       

      Important

      ☛ Once you submit the application for admission, you will have to wait for the official acceptance in the Master program, before starting the enrollment process.

      ☛ You must perform 2 enrollments, one for each degree, within the deadlines published for that purpose on the website.

      ☛ Registration implies effective entry to the master's course as a student.

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      * Current fees for the 22/23 academic year, pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the 23/24 academic year.

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎│ECTS credits recognition

    • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

      titulo cabecera para seccion recursos materiales del máeter

      Material Resources of the programme

      Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

      titulo cabecera para sección quejas, reclamaciones y sugerencias

      complaints and suggestions

      General Registry Office

      Contact mailbox