An LLM in Intellectual Property Law (IPR) is a Master of Laws degree that is focused on the study of legal issues related to protecting, enforcing and managing intellectual property rights. The program typically includes coursework in areas such as patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws, as well as related fields such as technology transfer and licensing. Students also have the opportunity to study specialized topics such as biotechnology, internet law, or international IP law.
The program typically takes one year to complete and is offered by law schools worldwide. It is typically intended for students who have already completed a first degree in LLB.
Graduates of the program may go on to work in law firms, government agencies, or international organizations, or in-house counsel for companies, or in academia and research. They may also pursue careers in IP consulting and IP management.