The programme delivers comprehensive knowledge on the legal protection and commercial exploitation of new technologies. New technologies create new opportunities in life and science and build bridges between people from different countries and cultures. They also pose serious challenges, especially for the intellectual property law. The programme offers an extensive curriculum on the intellectual property law related to new technologies, considered from an international perspective. It adopts a comparative approach to IP regulations, with EU law serving as a main point of reference.
The programme is developed in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Its main focus is on the following issues: new technologies and patent law; copyright in the digital era; commercial communication in the context of trademarks, designs, and unfair competition; data protection, privacy and personal rights on the Internet; Internet service providers’ liability; and more.
The programme takes advantage of new technologies. Its first, non-residential semester is realized online, through a state-of-the-art e-learning platform. The remaining two residential semesters, which take place in Kraków, combine traditional lectures and seminars with e-learning. Detailed information on www.ip.uj.edu.pl.
Graduates of the programme are well-prepared for working in international and domestic corporations and institutions active in the area of new technologies, or in non-governmental organizations. Their knowledge and competencies may be of special value to those entrepreneurs and legal firms which operate in the demanding new technologies markets. Students may continue their education in Poland and/or abroad in the framework of the following postgraduate and at LLM studies:
- LL.M program European and Transnational Law of Intellectual Property and Information Technology run by the University of Göttingen
- LL.M program International Studies in Intellectual Property Law run by the Technical University of Dresden
- Post-graduate studies in Intellectual Property Law and New Technologies Law conducted by the University of Gdańsk
- Postgraduate studies in the Law of Modern Technologies conducted by the Kozminski University in Warsaw
- Postgraduate Intellectual Property Law Studies conducted by the University of Warsaw
The Intellectual Property Rights Chair of provides also the opportunity to apply for doctoral studies (third-cycle studies) at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University.
The application fee is 20 USD (or 75 PLN, or 18 EUR). The fee is paid separately for each registration and each registration has its own bank account number assigned for the payment.
Tuition fee for EU citizens: 3 500 EUR/programme (approx. 4 500 USD/programme)
Tuition fee for non-EU citizens: 7 000 EUR/programme (approx. 9 000 USD/programme)
Tuition is paid in the amount for one semester, no later than by the first day of classes.
Phone: +48 12 427 59 41