MASTER IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND DIGITAL INNOVATION
The Magister Lvcentinvs (ML/LLM), Master in Intellectual Property and Digital Innovation at the University of Alicante initiated in 1994 as an academic response to the designation of Alicante as the seat of the former OHIM, currently the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the competent body for the registration of trademarks and designs in the European Union. Today, more than two decades later, the Magister Lvcentinvs is one of the most prestigious European programmes in this field with students from all over the world.
The MASTER IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND DIGITAL INNOVATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALICANTE Magister Lvcentinvs completed 30 editions in 2023 and is among the most prestigious European programmes in Intellectual Property. In order to provide this course, it has the collaboration of a large group of academic and professional institutions, as well as national and international organisations, including among many others: the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO), the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)…, etc., as well as magistrates specialised in intellectual property, professors, lawyers, businessmen and other experts in the field. The sessions of the Magister are experimental, including practical sessions, seminars, mock trials and public presentations by the students, concluding with the elaboration of a Master’s Thesis (TFM). The Magister has a clear international dimension, which is reflected both in the diversity of the students and in the composition of the teaching staff, offering a unique opportunity to be immersed in the globalized world of intellectual property without frontiers.
PATENTS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND DIGITAL INNOVATIONS
Study of the legal regime of patents in national, European and international legislation. Special attention will be granted to innovations in the digital market and the effects of the use of disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, big data, blockchain, the use of electronic signatures and data protection regulations.
TRADE MARKS and DESIGNS
Study of the regulatory regime in national, European and international legislation for distinctive signs and innovations for shapes that are essential for operators in both the physical and digital economic market, such as: trade marks, trade names, domain names and designs.
COPYRIGHT AND COMPETITION
Study of the regulatory regime in national, European and international legislation of the copyright of operators in both the physical and digital market and their interference with other rights. Special attention will be granted to copyright infringements in the online audio-visual industry, as well as to the legal regime of digital platforms.
LEGAL REGIME OF PLANT BREEDING AND DISTINCTIVE QUALITY SIGNS
Study of the national, European and international legal regime of intellectual property rights in the agricultural and food industry. Special attention will be granted to plant varieties, plant patents, and quality signs as geographical indications, collective and certification marks, other quality schemes, and advertising regulation as an essential tool for the protection of the different intellectual property rights.
Courses and Seminars
During the academic year the Magister Lvcentinvs organise specialised courses and seminars allowing our students and other IP experts to update their knowledge analysing the latest developments in Intellectual Property and digital innovation.
X PATENT LAW & BIOTECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
EL FUTURO DE LOS SIGNOS DISTINTIVOS Y DE LAS INDICACIONES GEOGRÁFICAS: RETOS JURÍDICO-EMPRESARIALES
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SEMINAR
II JORNADAS INTERNACIONALES DE PIRATERÍA DIGITAL
THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PATENT COOPERATION TREATY SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR
The Master in Intellectual Property and Digital Innovation, Magister Lvcentinvs, organised by the Department of Business Law. It is composed of Scientific Council and an Academic Council, as well as the Heads of the different modules, combining academic and professional skills, including leading experts in the field of Intellectual Property and Digital Innovation.
The Scientific Council is chaired by Dr. António Campinos, President of the European Patent Office and Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Alicante.
Enrolment & Scholarships
Candidates for enrolment in the Master in Intellectual Property and Digital Innovation, Magister Lvcentinvs, must hold an Official Higher Education Degree, have a working knowledge of English and Spanish and be shortlisted by the Selection Committee. The Magister offers a limited number of places in order to ensure excellence in the training and supervision of students.
Each year the Magister Lvcentinvs offers up to 2 scholarships covering half the amount of the tuition fees paid by the student following the criteria established by the University of Alicante. These criteria will take into account the student’s academic and economic circumstances.