Intellectual Property Law

Doctoral degree in full-time or combined form. The language of instruction is English.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject. Tuition fee is €1,000 per academic year.

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Přijímací řízení do cizojazyčných doktorských programů - akad.rok 2022/2023 (zahájení: podzim 2022)
Submission deadline until midnight 31 May 2022.

What will you learn?

The Intellectual Property Law programme is comprehensive and covering a variety of areas of professional activities in the field of law, business or administration. The aim is to give the doctoral students an extensive offer of courses to help them study their preferred area(s) of interest, as broad and deep as possible.

“Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom.”

The programme is based on common philosophic and methodologic grounds, whereas legal pragmatism provides for core methodology and information philosophy serves as substantive philosophical fundament. On this basis, there are developed relatively independent courses in main areas of intellectual property law that should provide for complex understanding of dominant regulatory phenomena of Intellectual Property law – namely copyrights, patents, trademarks and designs.

“The intellectual property law doctoral program has provided me with what I can only characterize as the ability to grow, both personally and academically, under the supervision of legal professionals and respected scholars, who are approachable and considerate. Courses in the program keep me up to date with current development in the field while at the same time providing a solid foundation upon which my education will be built during the upcoming years. The English language focus of the program will undoubtedly help me to reach an international audience via my research and publications.”

Mgr. Marián Jankovič, LL.M. Mgr. Marián Jankovič, LL.M.
student of Intellectual Property Law

Practical training

Practical training is not envisaged as explicit part of this programme.

It is very likely that students of this programme will have actual practice in intellectual property law during their studies.

Students of combined form of this programme will most likely be engaged in professional legal practice related to IP in law firms, business units or at courts. Students of full-time will very likely engage in IP-related contracted research at one of participating institutions (Masaryk University or the Academy of Sciences) or undertake other practical tasks in IP as a part of their university assignment (e.g. by working at the MU Technology Transfer Office).

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Career opportunities

Intellectual property law is a well-established area of legal practice. Thus, it is likely that graduates of this doctoral programme will mostly aim at high-profile positions namely in professional legal service (soliciting or in-house practice) in national or multinational commercial establishment as well as in the specific administrative bodies dealing with the intellectual property law related issued (Industrial Property Office).

Nevertheless, there is a significant academic and scientific agenda in this field as well, so it is the primary aim of the programme to generate fully qualified academics and researchers and motivate them to engage in further academic work in the field of intellectual property law.

The study programme of Intellectual Property Law does not (cannot) replace professional preparation for regulated occupations (patent attorney, attorney-at-law, notary, judge etc.).

Admission requirements

The oral part of the entrance examination shall take place on a single day within the period ranging from 13. 6. 2021 to 17. 6. 2022. The applicant shall be informed of the date via e-mail seven days prior to the date.

Criteria for evaluation

The criteria and the parts of the entrance examination are specified in the conditions for admission


1 Feb – 31 May 2022

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Study information

Provided by Faculty of Law
Type of studies Doctoral
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction English
Doctoral board and doctoral committees
Tuition fees
The studies are subject to tuition, fees are paid per academic year
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