This part-time course provides a development opportunity and will increase your prospects and employability by giving you practical skills and theoretical knowledge that firms and Intellectual Property departments, alike, are demanding.
It is designed to give a detailed overview of substantive intellectual property law. On successful completion of this course, you will obtain full exemptions from the foundation level examinations for qualification as a patent attorney or trade mark attorney in the UK (IPReg/CIPA/CITMA). Please indicate on your application form if you want to follow the patent attorney or trade mark attorney path.
You can complete this course whilst in full-time employment; more than 80% of our students are sponsored by their employers. If you do not have prior legal knowledge you will be supported by a range of online activities relating to foundational principles of law (such as English legal system, contract law and tort).
Interested in studying this course part-time? Enquire now.
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Next start date:
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
Attendance is required on 3 sets of attendance dates (Thursday afternoon until Saturday), supported by online work and there is one exam.
Intellectual Property Regulation Board
A background in the sciences is appropriate if you intend to progress into a career relating to patents
Law, Accounting, Management, Business or Marketing (if you intend to select the Trade Mark Attorney Route); Law, Sciences or Engineering (if you intend to select the Patent Attorney Route)
A Bachelor Honours degree, 2:2 or above in a required subject, or appropriate training and/or experience. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements.