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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 links to competition law, sport and medical innovation as well as the burgeoning area of Data Protection Law.

Areas covered include:

  • Intellectual Property
  • IP Public Health Medical Innovation
  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • Competition and IP Law in the EU.

This flexible course can be studied full-time over one year, or part-time over two years, to fit around your existing commitments. Individual modules are available for CPD credit points for those working in the legal profession.

IP Litigation and IP Advocacy

These courses are:

  • Designed specifically for experienced intellectual property practitioners.
  • Delivered around 4 intensive modules running from Thursday to Saturday, to limit time away from the office.
  • Approved by IPREG and satisfy the requirements for qualification as a trade mark litigator.
  • Intended to enable trade mark attorneys to obtain rights to conduct litigation.
  • Approved by IPREG to satisfy the requirements for qualification as a patent attorney litigator.
  • Structured to allow students to apply their knowledge and skills in practice and provide continuing professional development.

Those who practise in the field of intellectual property face the pressure 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 intellectual property litigation rights before the Patents Court, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and on Appeal. Designed for those who have at least two years’ litigation experience in intellectual property, the courses build upon students’ existing knowledge and experience.

Other intellectual property courses include:

  • Registered Trade Mark Attorney Intensive Qualification Course
  • Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice
  • Intellectual Property Basic Litigation Skills for Patent Attorneys
  • Intellectual Property Basic Litigation Skills for Trade Mark Attorneys.
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