We occasionally take on trainee trade mark attorneys over the course of the year.

For trainee trade mark attorneys, our first priority is to mentor you through the Law Course at Queen Mary College, London. Our people have an exemplary record of passing this course as well as the Practice Course.
Our in-house training is delivered predominantly on a one-to-one basis with the team in a challenging yet supportive environment.

What we offer

We can offer you diverse work for a broad range of clients from start-ups to blue-chip companies. You will be working in a collaborative and sociable team-based working environment, with the option to get involved in a wide range of firm-sponsored sports, clubs and charity initiatives.

We offer exceptional training for the UK and European qualifying exams and you’ll be working and training in our offices in central London.

On top of this, we offer a generous benefits package. This includes (but is not limited to) private medical insurance, life assurance, employee assistance programme, interest-free season ticket loans, generous pension scheme, private medical insurance, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, holiday buy scheme and a holiday bonus.




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Frequently asked questions

Please review our FAQs for further information concerning the application process.

Unfortunately we do not currently offer work experience/shadowing, open days or internship opportunities.

We possess a Tier 2 sponsor license and will treat relevant applications on an individual basis.

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 Carpmaels & Ransford

If you have any further queries, or want to find out more about our firm and working with us, please see our contact details below:

W: carpmaels.com

T: +44 20 7242 8692

E: recruitment@carpmaels.com

You should be working towards, or have obtained, an excellent first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) in a discipline such as law, history or languages, complemented by strong A Levels (typically 3 at grade A or equivalent). With a keen interest in joining the trade mark profession, you have an excellent command of both written and spoken English and a meticulous eye for detail. In addition, you should enjoy analysing and conceptualising complex matters, with a passion and aptitude for problem solving.

Our interview process is as follows:

First interview:

  • Formal interview with two interviewers
  • Written exercises

Second interview: 

  • Formal panel interview
  • Informal chat with fee earners from our Trade Marks team

  • One-to-one on the job training throughout your career at the firm;
  • Queen Mary University: Certificate in Trade Mark Law & Practice;
  • Nottingham University: The Practice Course;
  • In-house support for exam preparation;
  • Advocacy training (after qualification).

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