For more than fifty years Comillas Pontifical University ICAI-ICADE has trained legal professionals of the highest level. The principles of excellence and ethical values guide Degree and Postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Law, selected by the Financial Times in November 2016 as one of the best 91 Postgraduate Law Schools in the world.
The Official Master's Degree in Intellectual Property (10th edition), is the first official Master's Degree in Spain on Intellectual Property (2007) and has attained the height of academic recognition among professionals in the intellectual property and new technologies sector.
The Official Master's Degree in Corporate Law is only offered within the program for the Dual Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar and Corporate Law for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The level of entry to the professional world for graduates of the program is very high. The opportunities for graduates are numerous: law firms with intellectual property departments, industrial and new technologies; rights management organisations; in rights management, legal and finance and intellectual property departments; in music, audiovisual, media, audiovisual production companies record companies, publishers among others, or in computer program or database development companies.
The students admitted to the postgraduate program in previous academic years (Official Master's Degree and Advanced Program in Intellectual Property) have displayed a high academic and curricular level, generating a qualitative and progressive improvement of the course of study.
The selection process is paramount to maintain the quality of the postgraduate-level teaching of the Official Master's Degree in Intellectual Property. The scope of protection and specialization concerning intellectual property (based on the legal and economic content, the presence of new technologies on the subject of intellectual property) means that the students are now expected meet the following academic profile:
Another important part of the selection process is to meet other academic and professional requirements and qualifications as well as knowledge of another language.
See the deadline for submission of applications on the website of the Dual Programme of Master's Programme in Access to the legal profession + Master's Programme in Intellectual Property.
Faculty of Law, Center for Legal Innovation in Law CID - ICADE, Alberto Aguilera 23.
One academic year (October-July).
60 ECTS (600 face-to-face class hours).
Monday, 10.00 - 14.00 and 17.00 - 21.00
Tuesday, 10.00 - 14.00
The fees of the Programme of Master's Programme in Access to the legal profession + Master's Programme in Intellectual Property come up to €25,875, itemised as follows:
If you are an alumni, you are entitled to 10% discount to be applied to your last installment.
Our Master's program envisages the possibility of applying for grants.
Any Mexican students admitted onto our Master's program whose studies are funded by FIDERH will receive a scholarship from Comillas equivalent to 10% of the total fees of the course of study in which they are enrolled.
Overall evaluation of the quality and management of the Official Master's Degree in Intellectual Property.
|OVERALL EVALUATION OF THE QUALITY AND MANAGEMENT OF THE OFFICIAL MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (MUPI)|
|1.||How do you rate the way in which the Master's Degree program is run and organized?|
|2.||Is there sufficient planning behind the subjects' curricula, timetables, human resources and necessary materials?|
|3.||To what extent have the subjects' curricula been covered?|
|4.||What do you think about the level of coordination between the subjects? Have any potential course overlappings or gaps been avoided?|
|5.||Are the subjects' programs available?|
|6.||Are the evaluation criteria clear and appropriate for the programs proposed?|
|7.||How would you rate the planning behind the in-company internship?|
|8.||Are you satisfied with the quality of the teaching?|
|9.||To what extend have you been able to contact the lecturers?|
|10.||To what extend have you been able to make suggestions to the Master's program directors or coordinators?|
|11.||How would you rate the tutorials you have had?|
|12.||How would you rate the interaction with the Master's program Registry staff?|
|13.||To what extent do you think that the bibliographical sources held in the Library are sufficient for your studies?|
|14.||What is your opinion of the University's IT resources, classroom computers and relevance of the software employed?|
|15.||How would you rate the facilities where the Master's program was taught (classrooms, meeting rooms, accessibility)?|
|16.||To what extent are you receiving help with finding employment?|
|17.||How do you rate the sports activities that you have been offered?|
|18.||How about the non-academic activities?|
|19.||How do you rate the Cafeteria and Dining Services?|
|20.||Are you satisfied with the level of qualification and training that you have attained?|
|21.||Would you recommend the Master's program to your friends and acquaintances?|
Over the past two decades, the new technologies have diversified the factors involved in the creation, production and operation of intellectual property works, generating more complex systems to protect these rights. In this respect, the music, audiovisual, computer, multimedia, Internet, publishing, biotechnology, and other sectors that are at the forefront of this great revolution have an increasing need for professionals specialized in intellectual property. These circumstances lead to a high and significant social, economic and legal prevalence, highlighting a growing demand for legal professionals, economists and engineers, capable of providing skilled services through the application of knowledge and this regulatory content.
To such end, the aim of the Official Master's Degree in Intellectual Property in terms of learning objectives for the students includes:
The Official Master's Degree in Intellectual Property is an academic postgraduate program comprising the teaching ofthe specific course content as well as thepractical applications of the knowledge acquired, which help the students to integrate what they have learned and specialize in the professional field of intellectual property. It is complemented with anacademic internshipwithin the most relevant management bodies, firms and companies in the sector.
The assessment method is related to the learning system configured for the Master's program. The final grade is obtained by evaluating different factors stated as percentages for each subject module: practical work carried out during the lectures, class participation, group work, assessment of written tests and of the academic internship completed, as well as of a Master's Dissertation or Project.
|GRADE FOR EACH SUBJECT|
|Assessment methods||Percentage (of the partial grade for each module)|
|Module's written exam||80%|
|Subject grade||Weighted Average Grade|
|FINAL MASTER'S GRADE|
|Assessment methods||Percentage of the final grade for the Master's program|
|Weighted average of the first thirteen Modules||85%|
|Weighted average of the Master's Dissertation||15%|
The Official Master's Degree in Intellectual Property encompasses a comprehensive and rigorous training program covering legal and economic aspects of the protection of intellectual property, as well as new technical resources.
The program's module-based structure ensures progressive acquisition of knowledge, first from a general perspective mowing on to the domestic and international systems of intellectual property protection in each specific area, i.e. publishing, music, dramatic, audiovisual, computer and multimedia works and the Internet, with a specific section on biotechnology, and the study of the economic analysis of these intellectual property rights. Achieving a comprehensive and professional training by incorporating the academic internship program, which is conducted in professional firms, companies and organizations specialized in the management of intellectual property. Hence, the program's clarity and coherence is guaranteed.
The program content is divided into basic topic blocks on intellectual property, with an academic training allocation of 60 ECTS credits (academic credits under European postgraduate regulations).
|I.Intellectual property protection systems. General part.||5.5||1st term.||Compulsory.|
|II. Civil and criminal action protecting copyright and related rights.||2.5||1st term.||Compulsory.|
|III. Collective management of copyright, public and institutional protection of intellectual property.||2.5||1st term.||Compulsory.|
|IV. Fiscal, labor and statutory protection of copyright and related rights.||2||1st term.||Compulsory.|
|V. Intellectual property rights of literary, dramatic or artistic works.||2.5||1st term.||Compulsory|
|VI. Intellectual property rights of musical works or recordings.||5||1st term.||Compulsory.|
|VII. Intellectual property rights of audiovisual works.||5.5||1st term.||Compulsory.|
|VIII. Intellectual property rights of multimedia works, video games, computer programs and databases.||2.5||1st term.||Compulsory.|
|IX. New technologies and intellectual property.||5.5||2nd term.||Compulsory.|
|X. Intellectual property and biotechnology.||4||2nd term.||Compulsory.|
|XI. Economic analysis of the regulations that protect intellectual property in Europe.||3.5||2nd term.||Compulsory.|
|XII. Academic internship on intellectual property.||9||2nd term.||Compulsory.|
|XIII. Master's Dissertation.||9||2nd term.||Compulsory.|
|XIV. Professional ethics.||1||2nd term.||Compulsory.|
The Master's professional profile is defined by the generic and specific skills acquired by the student when taking this course; the student gets to know the rules that govern intellectual property at national, community and international level, as well as the different existing contracts and case-law. Graduates are, therefore, specialists in Intellectual Property counselling, and they can also work in court and arbitration instances, both at national and international level.
Employment rates of our Graduates of the Master's Programme in Intellectual Property have been high over the past few years. Professional opportunities are numerous, with a fast growth rate.
From the companies and entities that request professionals specialised in intellectual property, lawyers, economists and engineers, the following ones may be highlighted:
Likewise the Official Master's Degree in Intellectual Property is a pathway onto the official doctorate programme, in line with provisions of Royal Decree 99/2011 of 28 January which regulates official doctorate teachings.
Graduates from the Master's Programme in Intellectual Property (MUPI) reach a high professional and academic qualification with a specialised, rigorous and critical knowledge, arising from the intensive practical study of the several multidisciplinary, legal, economical and technical issues on Intellectual Property. Hence, they have the competences and skills for a wide range of professions and to carry out teaching and knowledge diffusion and research duties, on Intellectual Properties and new technologies. Also, given the fact that this area of knowledge is international, the professional, academic and research profile goes beyond the European and international sphere.
In the last three decades, technological development has diversified the factors that enable the creation, production and use of Intellectual Property works, which has in turn given rise to further complexity in the systems that protect these rights. In this sense, sectors (musical, audiovisual, IT, multimedia, internet, publishing, biotechnology, etc.) on the front line of this great revolution, are increasingly demanding professionals specialising in Intellectual Property. These circumstances are giving rise to a high and important social, economic and legal impact, evidencing the growing demand of legal professionals, who are able to provide qualified services for the understanding and application of this regulatory content.
Considering said professional demand, the University has for more than sixteen years stated its academic training offering for postgraduate courses, by means of the Master's Degree in Intellectual Property, from the development of contents, and practical skills which help the students integrate their knowledge, and adjust it to this complex professional field. On the basis of the premises of a rigorous academic training, the consolidation of the Intellectual Property Programme has been supported by the collaboration of the main Managing Entities, Law Firm and Companies of the industry, with scholarships and internships which are recognised by the Agreements signed.
The Master's Degree in Intellectual Property has the following training objectives for students enrolled: