Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (Max-Planck-Institut für Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht)
|Institution||Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law Wettbewerbsrecht|
|Themes||copyright and patent law, trademark law and other intellectual property rights, cartel law and principles of fair competition, general civil and economic law|
|Orientation||comparative juridical basic research, advancement of young researchers|
The Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law studies the legal parameters of technical innovations and intellectual and creative works. It investigates questions relating to, for instance, the role patent rights and copyrights play in general civil and economic law on the international level. These questions are increasingly discussed and answers to them sought in interdisciplinary contexts. The institute arose from the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in January 2011.
In addition to scholarships and publication series, the institute offers a structured doctoral programme focusing on law and economics: the "International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation – Legal and Economic Determinants (IMPRS-CI)," in cooperation with the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. The Max Planck Institute is a research institute within the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, which operates over 80 institutes and research centres in Germany and internationally.