Master of Laws (L.LM Equivalent)


Today, intellectual property law covers all economic activities. It is important to provide high-level skills in this branch of law to future professionals from a wide range of backgrounds:

  • scientists and engineers, who wish to practice as French and European patent attorneys before the European Patent Office, in order to obtain titles (patents) and all professional activities linked to the exploitation and valorization of these titles;
  •  lawyers wishing to specialize in intellectual property law;
  •  managers in charge of all the legal issues raised by the valorization and commercialization of the fruits of intellectual activity.

By the end of the course, and depending on the path chosen, students should be able to:

  • Master intellectual property law,
  • Define and guarantee the legal protection of intellectual creations,
  • Be able to apply the procedures for obtaining industrial property titles in France, Europe and worldwide,
  • Advise the company's CEO on the strategic development of the company's intangible assets,
  •  Ensuring the security, defense and promotion of interests and transactions carried out by companies under exclusive exploitation rights,
  •  Draw up and negotiate agreements (commercial, financial, industrial cooperation, licensing, etc.),
     Assess, enhance and protect companies' intangible assets,
  •  Develop transfers of technology, know-how and skills from the public sector,
  •  Defend intellectual property rights in litigation and arbitration.

The teaching team includes CEIPI's teaching and research staff, complemented by professionals from the intellectual property sector (patent attorneys, lawyers, in-house counsel, officials from national, European and international offices, etc.).
Representatives of the main associations and professional bodies in this sector are also called upon to complete the teaching team.

Research support

CEIPI has its own research department, EA 4375. Research is organized around the traditional areas of intellectual property: patent law, plant variety law, trademark and distinctive sign law, copyright and related rights, design law, intellectual property contract law, competition law and intellectual property litigation. These areas of research correspond to all of CEIPI's areas of training.

The research department is also one of the eight research units that make up the "Changing Europe" research federation (Fédération de recherche "L'Europe en mutation" n°6705).
Partnerships have been forged with the European Patent Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Professional insertion

The program includes a number of UEs dedicated to the development of professional and personal skills. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to reflect on their career plans, take part in professional activities (competitions, blogs, legal clinics, etc.) and complete internships in M1 (optional) and M2 (compulsory). One of the M2 courses is also open to sandwich courses.

During their training, students are in contact with a large number of professionals, themselves employers, who can provide them with all the information they need on career opportunities and the additional training they need to facilitate their integration. Students also take part in a conference on employability in intellectual property, which prepares them for a career by helping them acquire specific know-how and interpersonal skills.

CEIPI also organizes an annual job fair to help students find internships and jobs. On this occasion, workshops are organized with practitioners to prepare for interviews.
Some forty structures are approached each year, and over 200 interviews are organized. All CEIPI students take part in colloquia organized by the CEIPI research laboratory, which encourages them to pursue their research work, which culminates in the writing of a research dissertation supervised by a teacher-researcher. CEIPI scholarships enable students to pursue doctoral studies. Teaching researchers encourage certain students to apply for a doctoral contract.

RNCP (Répertoire national des certifications professionnelles)