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Trade Mark Law and Practice PGCert

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Study mode

Part time


9 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Intellectual Property

Course type


Course Summary

This programme has been designed with the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) and the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) for those wishing to pursue a career as a trade mark attorney. The course is also valuable if you want to understand national, European or international trade mark law at an advanced level.

  • Study with a top ten UK law school
  • Teaching by leading trade mark and intellectual property practitioners
  • Part-time course, designed so you can study while you work
  • Gain a solid basis for further specialisation in trade mark law


  • Free access to online databases and collections including: LexisNexis, Westlaw, Justis, Eur-lex, Reports of Patent, Design and Trademark Cases and many more
  • The Postgraduate School of Law Centre in Lincoln's Inn Fields and the Graduate Centre at Mile End
  • Queen Mary’s excellent Law Library and European Documentation Centre
  • Access to the University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and the Library at Senate House

Career paths

This programme will give you the opportunity to apply your learning to your own practice. This PGCert will bolster your current career and your employability. If you choose to explore your career options, we have dedicated law careers advisers who organise events and internship opportunities with top UK and international law firms.


This module is designed to provide the you with an in-depth knowledge of the legal principles governing the registrability of signs as national UK trade marks and European Union Trade Marks (EUTMs). The module will focus on distinguishing between those signs that may constitute subject matter capable of being protected as a registered trade mark and the signs that must be excluded from registration in light of public interest considerations or earlier rights of third parties. Registration procedures at the UKIPO and the EUIPO will be covered as well. You will also obtain practical insights into the particularities of trade mark commercialization and become acquainted with legal as well as practical issues arising in the context of due diligence processes involving trade marks.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is an internationally regarded public research institution based in London. It has a long history, dating back over 230 years, and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. QMUL has five campuses in the city of London and an international network of satellite campuses in China, Malta and Paris. There is a population of around 16,000 students at the London campuses and more than 32,000...more

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