Professional LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Distance learning is now available for this program!

Start Date: Fall 2013

 

If you wish to be alerted when the next offering of the LLM in Intellectual Property Law is announced, please contact Admissions. Alternatively,IP Law LLM courses will be running until the Summer 2015 term and can be taken through
the 
General Law LLM.

 

Directors

 
Carys Craig, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

Martin Kratz, Q.C., Partner, Trademark Agent, Head of Intellectual Property, Bennett Jones LLP (Calgary)

The two-year, part-time Professional LLM in Intellectual Property Law gives students the opportunity to strengthen their analytical and problem-solving skills, to deepen their understanding of the policies and principles that underlie intellectual property laws, and to broaden their knowledge of the social, economic, and technological considerations presented by emerging legal issues in this rapidly changing field.

 

Degree Requirements

 

There are two options for completing this degree:

Option I: Coursework and Major Research Paper [36 credits]

 

  • The required courses in Intellectual Property Law [18 credits];
  • 12 additional credits of coursework, at least 6 of which must be courses in the Intellectual Property Law specialization*; and
  • A Major Research Paper (70 pages) in the Intellectual Property Law field

 

[6 credits].

 

 
The Legal Research Methods course is required for all students who wish to complete a Major Research Paper. Please note that this will not count towards the 36 credits required to complete the degree.

 

Option II: Coursework Only [36 credits]

  • The required courses in Intellectual Property Law [18 credits];
  • 18 additional credits of coursework, at least 12 of which must be courses in the Intellectual Property Law specialization*; and
  • A significant research paper (30 pages) as the means of evaluation for one of the above Intellectual Property courses.

*Up to 6 credits of coursework from other Professional LLM Specialization may be taken during your period of enrollment

 

Program Format

 

Courses will be offered in a combination of weekly and intensive formats. Videoconferencing is available for most courses, although occasional attendance in person in Toronto is required (refer to the schedule for specific details on each course).

Note: Faculty, curriculum, course descriptions and degree requirements are subject to change without notice.

 

Required Courses

 

Introduction to Intellectual Property: Theoretical Frameworks
Copyright Law
Patent law
Trade-Mark Law

 

Elective Courses

 

Intellectual Property Challenges in the 21st Century

Intellectual Property Litigation

Intellectual Property Transactions

International Aspects of Intellectual Property

Remedies for Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights

Protection of Intangible Business Interests
Major Research Paper

Note: Not all courses are offered every year or program cycle.

 

LLM Admissions Contact


Phone:  416.673.4670

Toll free within Canada: 1.888.923.3394
Email: admissions-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

 

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