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About Intellectual Property Law (IP Reg), PG Cert - at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

The Intellectual Property Law Postgraduate Certificate is exclusively designed for trainee patent and trade mark attorneys. The programme allows you to study introductory and advanced intellectual property (IP) and technology as well as and to become acquainted with the policies affecting these laws under the guidance of leading scholars and practitioners in the field.

  • Gain professional accreditation from the Intellectual Property Regulation Board
  • Be a part of Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI), which runs regular research discussions, seminars and annual events
  • Internationally acclaimed academics and practitioners in the field of intellectual property law
  • Dedicated law careers advisers who organise events and internship opportunities with top UK and international law firms
  • A full-time, 13-week programme, which runs from mid-September to mid-December.

Application deadline

The deadline to apply for this programme is Monday 21 August 2023 for international and home applicants.

The PGCert is an intensive 13-week programme designed exclusively for trainee patent and/or trade mark attorneys. This Certificate programme commences in early September.  There will be a one week programme induction, followed by one week intensive course covering the Fundamentals of English Law and Professional Ethics.  This is taught Monday -Thursday, usually with two classes per day.

Trainees who successfully complete this programme will gain professional accreditation from the Intellectual Property Regulation Board.

Intellectual property law has become an interdisciplinary field comprised of law, engineering, medical science, economics, and numerous other fields. This PGCert focuses on many of the practical aspects of patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. Lectures delivered by highly acclaimed patent and trade mark practitioners will complement the in-depth academic treatment of the subject matter.

The objective of this programme is to provide you with a broad and holistic perspective of intellectual property law and offer you a balanced appreciation of the wider range of matters which modern intellectual property practice involves, which will inform your future practice.

This course is accredited by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg), the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) and is recognised as a foundation exempting programme by these organisations.

Structure

Teaching runs over one semester and contains 4 compulsory modules. Teaching is usually on 3 set days a week.

Learn more about Intellectual Property Law (IP Reg), PG Cert - at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

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Notes about fees for this course

Full-time study

September 2024 | 4 months

  • Home: TBC
  • Overseas: TBC

Conditional deposit

Home: Not applicable

Overseas: £2000
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Entry requirements

UK

Degree requirements

A 2.2 or above at undergraduate level

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