The Certificate in Trade Mark Law & 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 & Practice programme has been specifically designed in close co-operation with the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) for the trainee agent.
This programme starts on 12 September 2011 and runs as a two week intensive course, followed by ten two-day sessions between October and April, with exams taking place in the summer examination period 2012.
The Certificate in Trade Mark Law & Practice programme consists of four compulsory 15-credit modules:
Foundations of Law for Trade Mark Practice
Trade Mark Law & Practice A
Trade Mark Law & Practice B
Designs and Copyright Law
Students will begin their 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 & Practice A modules. These will be conducted in mid September.
Students will then proceed to study the remainder of the Trade Mark Law & Practice A module, Designs and Copyright Law modules, and Trade Mark Law and Practice B between October and April.
Three-hour 15-minute paper for each module. Closed book examinations operate for all modules.
Minimum 2.2 honours degree
Overseas applicants will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in the English language (IELTS).