Description

Intellectual Property (IP) Law has become an interdisciplinary field comprised of law, engineering, medical science, economics, and numerous other fields. The Certificate in Intellectual Property Law is designed exclusively for trainee patent and trade mark attorneys. It is a one semester (13 week) course with a high concentration on many of the practical aspects of patents, trade marks and designs, and features greater involvement of patent and trade mark practitioners to complement the academic treatment of the subject matter. This course is approved by IPReg, CIPA and ITMA and is a recognised foundation exempting programme by these organisations.

The teaching term runs from 12 September or the first Monday following this date annually and finishes in mid-December. Exams run over two weeks in January annually.

This programme will:

  • Feature the involvement of patent and trade mark practitioners.
  • Offer you exemption from some professional exams. If you complete your examinations successfully, you will be exempt from the foundation level papers of the Joint Examination Board of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and three out of four of the foundation exams for the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.

Study Details:

Postgraduate Certificate ( 4 months Full-time )

Module Details:

The Certificate in Intellectual Property Law is available to study over one semester (13 weeks).

Compulsory modules: 

You must obtain 60 credits in total.

  • Copyright and designs (15 credits) examined by one 3hr 15 min exam (IPLC022).
  • Law of trade marks and unfair competition (15 credits) examined by one 2hr and one 3hr 15 min exam (IPLC021).
  • Patent law (15 credits) examined by one 2hr and one 3hr 15 min exam (IPLC023).
  • Competition law (15 credits) examined by one 3hr 15 min exam.
  • Basic principles of English law, practice and evidence (non-credit bearing but assessed – IPLC024).

All students must attend Basic Principles of English law, practice and evidence, which is non-credit bearing but is of special relevance to intellectual property practitioners.

Programme Funding

The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October – November each year.

Fees

Home/EU: Full time £6,250; International: Full time £6,250

Entry Requirements

Minimum 2.2 honours degree is required.

Non-native English speaking applicants for either stream will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in the English language (IELTS or equivalent).

Applicants must have substantial experience within the Intellectual Property field (usually six months in a trainee position or similar).

If you are being sponsered you must submit a letter from your sponsor confirming this with a contact for the account the invoices need to be sent to.

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