The Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice is a requirement for those wishing to qualify as Trade Mark Attorneys but it is also open to students who want to get a good understanding of national, European, and international trade mark law at an advanced level. The Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice programme has been specifically designed in close co-operation with the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) and IPReg for the trainee agent.
This programme starts in September and runs as a two week intensive course, followed by ten two-day sessions between October and April and exams during the summer exam period. You will begin your study of the programme with an intensive two-week induction period of full-time teaching on Foundations of law for trade mark practice, introductory elements of the Designs and copyright law and Trade mark law and practice A modules. These will be conducted in mid-September.
You will then proceed to study the remainder of the Trade mark law and practice A module, Designs and copyright law modules, and Trade mark law and practice B between October and April.
This programme is assessed by examinations.
The Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice programme consists of four compulsory 15-credit modules:
- Foundations of law for trade mark practice
- Trade mark law and practice A
- Trade mark law and practice B
- Designs and copyright law
You are required to have a minimum 2.2 honours degree.
For those with experience but no undergraduate degree
For those with substantial experience working directly within the Trade Mark field (minimum five years as a trade mark administrator or similar) but no undergraduate degree, we offer an exam only route enabling those who pass the examinations to continue on to the advanced ITMA programme run by other IPReg approved institutions. Those who undertake this route would not receive the PG Certificate, but would receive the same exemptions with regard to ITMA Foundation Status for the examinations taken. To apply for this route you will be required to provide two references from senior Trade Mark staff within your institution, one of which must be an ITMA member, who can confirm your experience.
Part Qualified Through the Old JEB System?
If your have undertaken some, but not all, of the old JEB foundation examinations you can pass the remaining exams by undertaking specific modules on this programme. Please contact the QMUL directly via our webpages.