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Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice

Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice

Key information

Qualification type

Professional Certificate

Subject areas

Copyright / Patents (Law)

Course type


Course Summary

This course designed by Nottingham Law School in conjunction with CITMA, is focused on the development of the knowledge base and professional skills required of the trade mark attorney. The course: has been designed specifically for CITMA trainees and has been approved by CITMA / IPREG; is skills-based and built upon the same course delivery techniques as the Legal Practice Course for solicitors and the Bar Professional Training Course for barristers; is designed to use a variety of teaching techniques such as interactive lectures, role play and case study exercises and facilitated discussion groups; is essentially practical, based on an experiential or learning by doing method of delivery; utilises the skills of practicing trade mark attorneys addition to members of Nottingham Law School faculty (a number of practicing trade mark attorneys have undertaken a course called Train the Trainers to enable them to develop their skills as tutors in readiness for the course); uses a method of rotating assessments meaning that some assessments are taken and then banked by the student during the course; carries university credits and is also graded, like the Nottingham Law School LPC, into Distinction, Commendation and Pass; is delivered in a way that suits busy schedules and minimises the time spent away from the office; recognises that you will be in private practice or working in-house during the course and seeks to enable you to apply your knowledge and skills to your own practice as soon as possible The course is structured to minimise the time spent away from the office and is taught by a mix of assignments and attendance.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have either: successfully undertaken a course of study in trade mark law approved for the purpose by the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and have employment in trade mark related practice (defined as a trademark attorney's office, solicitor's office, barristers' chambers, or the relevant department of a company, public authority or other public sector organisation, or a professional body); in the opinion of the programme leader and of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, have equivalent qualifications or experience that will equip them to complete the course successfully.

University information

Situated in Nottingham - voted the second best city for students in the UK - Nottingham Trent University consists of 3 large campuses: City Site, Clifton and Brackenhurst. NTU offers almost 200 taught courses and has a wide range of research degree options across its many academic schools: NTU Doctoral School (research degrees) Nottingham Business School Nottingham Law School Nottingham Institute of Education ...more