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’.
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.
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.
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.