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:

PGCert 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 pass all modules and obtain 60 credits in total.

  • Designs and Copyright Law (Compulsory non-credit bearing) examined by one 3hr 15 min exam (IPLC022)
  • Law of Trade Marks (30 credits) examined by one 2hr and one 3hr 15 min exam (IPLC021)
  • Patent law (30 credits) examined by one 2hr and one 3hr 15 min exam (IPLC023)
  • Fundamentals of Law and Professional Ethics (non-credit bearing but assessed – IPLC024).

All students must attend Fundamentals of Law and Professional Ethics, which is non-credit bearing but is of special relevance to intellectual property practitioners and part of the accreditation process for exemption status with IPReg.

Programme Funding

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

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

Fees

Home and EU students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time £6,650 International students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time £6,650

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.

Please see our website for how to apply

Visit Website Request Information Add to Compare List

Key Information

Please see our website for how to apply


Visit Website
Request Information
Add to Compare List

University Hub

Queen Mary University of London

More Information
.