This part-time course provides a development opportunity and will increase your prospects and employability by giving you practical skills and theoretical knowledge that firms and Intellectual Property departments, alike, are demanding.
It is designed to give a detailed overview of substantive intellectual property law. On successful completion of this course, you will obtain full exemptions from the foundation level examinations for qualification as a patent attorney or trade mark attorney in the UK (IPReg/CIPA/ITMA). Please indicate on your application form if you want to follow the patent attorney or trade mark attorney path.
The course is accredited by the statutory regulator IPReg, and is treated as equivalent to the old JEB/CIPA papers (P1, P5, T1, T2, T5, D&C, Law); as well as ITMA (Foundations of Law, Design and Copyright Law, Trade marks A, Trade marks B). For many students, it is the first step to professional qualification.
A UK Honours degree (or equivalent), a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to a degree or appropriate training and/or experience.
Patents & Designs
This unit will provide you with a systematic understanding of the legal regimes governing patents and designs derived from the study of UK legislation, European directives, international legislative frameworks together with judicial decisions from UK and European courts. The unit also ensures an understanding of how the law of confidence and the law of contract underpin commercial dealing in intellectual property rights.
Assessment: 100% coursework
Copyright & Trademarks
This unit will examine the legal regimes governing copyright and trade marks derived from the study of UK legislation, European directives, international legislative frameworks together with judicial decisions from UK and European courts. The unit also requires you to investigate the conceptual and commercial overlap of intellectual property rights, and understand the tort of negligence.
Assessment: 100% coursework
International Intellectual Property Practice (Patent Attorney Route) and International Intellectual Property Practice (Trade Mark Attorney Route)
These two units share a common syllabus, focussing on national and international procedure in respect of securing and defending patent and trade mark rights. The patent route will have an additional taught component on patent drafting. The trade mark route includes an additional focus on competition related provisions. Both units are taught by leading practitioners.
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination
The course starts in January but the first weekend of attendance isn´t until the end of February - you will have distance learning study to complete from January.
Attendance required on three weekends (19-21 February, 19-21 March, 23-25 April), supported by distance learning between weekends and one exam attendance (5 June).
In addition, prior to the weekends (taught as lectures and workshops, interspersed with masterclasses of visiting speakers) you will be expected to undertake preliminary readings and participate in online e-activities. Successful completion forms part of the IPReg accreditation requirements.
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
UK-Intellectual Property Office (IPO)
Inside Careers - Career planning advice
European Patent Officer (EPO)
Institute of Trade Marks Attorneys (ITMA)
Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)
Some of our Intellectual Property Graduates are now undertaking roles such as;
Gead of Research and Development
Intellectual Property Consultant
Trainee Patent Attorney
Some of the companies that our Intellectual Property Graduates are now working for are;
Marks & Clerk
D Young & Co
N.J. Akers & Co
Franks & Co
Schlich & Co
Scott & York.
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