1 – Join us

Join us in September and work within the trade marks team, typically for the period of a year. You will gain unrivalled on-the-job experience, before beginning the Queen Mary’s ‘Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice’.

2 - Queen Mary’s University: ‘Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice’

This is a two-week intensive course which runs in September. After this period, you will attend 10 two-day sessions between October and April. On-the-job training will continue throughout.

3 - Nottingham Law School: ‘The Practice Course’

After completing the Queen Mary’s course, you will undergo a practical course, covering skills such as client relationship management, litigation and tribunal practice and procedure. The part-time course runs for nine months (September – May). Trainees are also required to keep a diary for two years, demonstrating they have covered the major areas of trade mark practice.

4 – Congratulations

Once you have successfully passed both the Queen Mary’s and the Nottingham courses, you are now an associate! After qualification, trainees can start to apply to become a Registered and Chartered trade mark attorney, marking the end of the formal qualification process. Internal and external training continues throughout your career.