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Nottingham Law School is one of the largest university law schools in the UK. We have a national and international reputation for delivering high-quality education and training across a broad range of academic and professional law courses, from undergraduate to research degrees.

A trusted provider in IP training
Our established intellectual property practitioner courses are industry-approved and taught by academics with significant industry expertise. We have a number of internationally recognised experts in a wide range of legal areas, as well as an Intellectual Property Research Group, which has collaborated with ITMA, CIPA, IPREG and the European Patent Office.

We provide a range of courses for practitioners who wish to specialise in intellectual property (IP), from short, practitioner training to Master-level study and research.

LLM Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property is an exciting and increasingly important area of law, particularly internationally and EU-wide. The course offers students the opportunity to explore intellectual property law in both the UK and EU contexts, together with the links to competition law, sport and medical innovation as well as the burgeoning area of Data Protection Law.

Modules covered include:

  • Competition and Intellectual Property Law in the European Union
  • Intellectual Property and Innovation
  • Intellectual Property, Public Health and Medical Innovation
  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • Sport, Intellectual Property and Commerce

The LLM Intellectual Property Law offers the opportunity to gain significant insight into the legal frameworks and principles underpinning this burgeoning sector.

LLM Intellectual Property Law will support students in gaining a high-level appreciation of the scope of intellectual property law and the principles and rationale which underpin the law. This is reinforced by developing awareness of a range of critiques which pertain to the sector, including those relating to the scope and applicability of the various rights. Based on this students develop an appreciation through developing expertise in the application of these rights in key contexts, in particular the International and European Union approaches to intellectual property rights. In respect of the latter, the inherent tension between the creation of monopoly rights and the European Union’s single market regulations are explored.

This flexible course can be studied over one year, full-time and two years part-time. Individual modules can be studied for CPD awards for those working in the legal profession. All LLM modules are accredited by the SRA for CPD purposes.

IP Litigation and IP Advocacy

Our Intellectual Property Litigation and Advocacy courses are built on a foundation of the successful practice masters course, the LLM in Intellectual Property Litigation.

These courses are:

  • Designed specifically for experienced intellectual property practitioners
  • Approved by CITMA/IPREG and satisfy the requirements for qualification as a trade mark litigator and/or trade mark advocate
  • Designed to enable trade mark attorneys to attain litigation conduct rights only and then to choose whether to proceed to attain advocacy rights
  • Approved by CIPA/IPREG and satisfies the requirements for qualification as a patent attorney litigator (please note that both courses are required)
  • Delivered in a way that suits busy schedules and minimises the time spent away from the office
  • Designed to allow students to apply their knowledge and skills to their own practice
  • Designed to provide continuing professional education.

Those who practise in the field of intellectual property face the traditional pressures of heavy caseloads, the complexity of cases and the need to keep up to date with new developments, legislation and case law in the UK, Europe and internationally. Nottingham Law School offers an IP litigation course which can enable practitioners to meet these challenges and exercise rights before the new Patents County Court and before the Intellectual Property Court and on appeal. Designed for those who have at least two years’ experience in intellectual property litigation, the courses build upon students’ existing knowledge and experience.

Other Intellectual Property courses include:

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