Over the years, the MIPLC has been supported in its work by a variety of law firms, private companies, IP organizations, and individuals. Their support has enabled numerous needy students to attend our LL.M. program, and has enhanced a variety of activities. In many cases, it has resulted in long-term partnerships working in the interests of our students.
Such outside contributions augment our operating capabilities and further improve the services we can deliver to our students, thereby ultimately providing better education. We invite you to explore our various sponsoring opportunities, from one-time earmarked gifts to long-term commitments.
As an MIPLC sponsor, you will benefit from added international exposure as well as access to our network of students and alumni. All sponsors - unless preferring to remain anonymous - will be acknowledged on our website; in our Annual Reports; and in any printed materials, such as invitations and programs, produced in conjunction with the event they have supported.
Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions. We look forward to discussing various options with you.
Sponsor a student and help further knowledge of IP in the developing world.
Every year, numerous highly qualified candidates from industrializing and developing countries apply to the MIPLC. The MIPLC expressly aims to provide such students with equal chances of participation, as furthering the development of IP protection is one of our goals. However, many of these students are unable to raise sufficient funds to cover our tuition fee and costs of living.
We therefore continually seek individuals or organizations willing to sponsor tuition scholarships for these candidates. Your scholarship could cover the full tuition fee or a partial amount thereof, and/or provide a monthly stipend for a student to cover living expenses. We also welcome one-time donations.
Sponsoring as Pre-Recruitment
As part of your longer-term staffing strategy, you have been looking to recruit an IP attorney or an IP Manager with a specific profile and a high level of IP education, but have been unable to find the right candidate? An alternative to looking for the perfect finished diamond might be to find a promising raw diamond and provide the finishing.
The MIPLC will be glad to identify suitable candidates according to your specifications and to then enroll the candidate of your choice in our program. The procedure could be as follows:
- You provide information about the position you would like to fill, and the profile you expect of candidates;
- We advertise your offer on our website, and point it out to any suitable applicants;
- We pre-screen applications to verify they fulfil the MIPLC admissions criteria as well as your specifications;
- With the appropriate permission of the candidates, we forward all suitable applications to you;
- You choose your candidate and pay for his/ her MIPLC tuition fees.
Your offer could include as many or few details about you as you wish, but should ideally include a specific description of the profile sought to help applicants determine whether they are suitable candidates.
Alternatively, if you prefer to stay completely anonymous, you can also approach us with a profile so that we may screen incoming applications for matches. Depending on how specific your requirements are, this procedure may yield fewer results than a targeted search.
Any further agreements would be between you and your chosen candidate.
Other Sponsoring Suggestions
We will gladly receive your direct financial contribution, which can be committed to various events such
- our annual graduation ceremony or other student events (catering, location rent, etc.);
- research activities; or
- international conferences (air tickets, catering, printing costs, etc.).
"Friends of the Munich Center" Fund at GW Law
The George Washington University Law School has established a "Friends of the Munich Center" fund to support the activities of the MIPLC. This fund enables US taxpayers who are interested in supporting the MIPLC to do so by means of a tax-deductible contribution to the George Washington University, which is a qualifying educational institution under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code.
Gifts may be made online, by check, or by telephone authorization of a credit card. To make a gift online through use of a credit card, please go to https://my.gwu.edu/mod/onlinegiving/index.cfm. On that page in the section "I would like to designate my gift to", check the category "Other: If designation is not listed, please specify here", and enter "Friends of the Munich Center (RL 185)".
Cheques should be made out to "George Washington University," with "Friends of Munich Center (RL 185)" indicated on the memo line of the check. Please send your check to:
GW Law School
Law Development Office
Attn: Friends of the Munich Center Fund
2000 H Street NW
Washington DC 20052
To make a gift by telephone authorization of a credit card, please call +1 202 994-6117. For additional information, please contact Richard Collins at +1 202 994-6550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.