Intellectual Property Law (PG Cert)

Queen Mary, University of London the United Kingdom

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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
4 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 6650 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 6650 per year

All study options

About Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary, University of London

This is a full-time one-semester course, which, at present, runs from mid-September to mid-December, with exams taking place in January. The Certificate course is an intensive 13-week course designed exclusively for trainee patent and Trade Mark agents.Trainees who successfully complete this course will gain exemption from the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA) and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) Joint Examination Board foundation level exams. The objective of this course is to provide the student with a broad, rather than too detailed, overall perspective of the whole of intellectual property law, so that later, in practice, there is a more balanced appreciation of the wider range of matters which modern intellectual property practice involves.Course contentThere is intensive coverage of the law and practice of Patent Law, Trade Marks and Unfair Competition, Copyright and Designs Law, and Competition Law. There is an introduction to those Basic Principles of English Law, Practice and Evidence which are of especial relevance to intellectual property practitioners. The emphasis is primarily, but not exclusively, upon United Kingdom law: thus, considerable attention is paid to the European Patent Convention and to EC law, which, today, are at least as important as UK domestic law, and to other regional arrangements and international conventions which affect the activities of the UK practitioner.AssessmentThree-hour, 15-minute paper for each subject, plus additional one-hour, 45-minute CIPA and ITMA papers for exemption from the entry exams of both CIPA and ITMA Joint Examination Board foundation level exams. Closed book examinations operate for all courses.Entry requirementsMinimum 2.2 honours degree in natural or medical sciences or engineering. Graduate degrees in mathematics, computer sciences or economics will be considered, but must show that a considerable amount of their previous study covered the areas of science and technology. The course has been specifically designed, in close cooperation with the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, for the trainee agent who preferably has been in an office for six months to a year, and so has already had an opportunity of becoming familiar with some of the language, documentation and procedure of Patent and/or Trade Marks. Overseas applicants will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in the English language (IELTS).

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 6650 per yearInternational course feesGBP 6650 per year
  • The awardLLMHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 14250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 20700 per year

Notes about fees for this course

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Entry requirements

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

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