This Certificate, designed by Nottingham Law School in conjunction with CITMA, is focused on the development of the knowledge base and professional skills required of the trade mark attorney.
The new course:
has been designed specifically for CITMA trainees and has been approved by CITMA / IPREG
is skills-based and built upon the same course delivery techniques as the Legal Practice Course for solicitors and the Bar Professional Training Course for barristers
is designed to use a variety of teaching techniques such as interactive lectures, role play and case study exercises and facilitated discussion groups
is essentially practical, based on an experiential or learning by doing method of delivery
uses an eLearning platform called NOW, to enable you to stay in touch with the Law School throughout the course
utilises the skills of practicing trade mark attorneys addition to members of Nottingham Law School faculty (a number of practicing trade mark attorneys have undertaken a course called Train the Trainers to enable them to develop their skills as tutors in readiness for the course)
uses a method of rotating assessments meaning that some assessments are taken and then banked by the student during the course
carries university credits and is also graded, like the Nottingham Law School LPC, into Distinction, Commendation and Pass
is delivered in a way that suits busy schedules and minimises the time spent away from the office
recognises that you will be in private practice or working in-house during the course and seeks to enable you to apply your knowledge and skills to your own practice as soon as possible.
The course is structured to minimise the time spent away from the office and is taught by a mix of assignments and attendance.