The last decades have seen an exponential increase in the significance of intellectual property rights in the larger framework of innovation and competition which has stimulated the demand for experts in this field. In recent years, there has also been an enormous increase in the significance of law and economics opening up new methods for the analysis of intellectual property and competition law. The IMPRS-CI doctoral programme (Ph.D. equivalent) was, thus, founded in 2008 to meet the demand for experts in these fields. It also closes a gap in European law education, which still lacks an interdisciplinary law and economics approach to intellectual property and competition law.
The below-listed pages will help you find out more about the IMPRS-CI doctoral programme, i.e. what it has to offer its students, and what student life is like in Germany.
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