Taught course

Intellectual Property Basic Litigation Skills - Trade Mark Attorney

Nottingham Trent University · Nottingham Law School
Certificate of Participation

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Entry requirements

  • Applicants are required to be qualified Trade Mark Attorneys (qualifying via the intensive route).

We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The Certificate in Intellectual Property Basic Litigation Skills for Trade Mark Attorneys, accredited by IPReg, is a four-day course offered by Nottingham Law School. The course builds upon the skills practised in the intensive course, but focuses on the practice and procedure of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC).

Pursuant to the New Qualification Regime for Patent Attorney and Trade Mark Attorney Litigators (January 2014), IPReg expects every newly qualified attorney to have attended and passed a basic litigation course within three years of qualification.

Success in the assessment entitles candidates to apply to IPReg for the Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate.

What you'll study

The course will provide training in the following areas:

  • Case analysis and pre-action conduct
  • The work of IPReg
  • Claim letters
  • Issuing proceedings in the IPEC
  • Drafting basic Statements of Case in the IPEC
  • Case Management in the IPEC
  • Disclosure in the IPEC
  • Skeleton Arguments and Opening Speeches
  • Trial preparation
  • Trial
  • IPEC small claims track
  • Negotiation workshop
  • ADR
  • Judicial Review
  • Reflective learning and reflective practice
  • Professional Management

Information for international students

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Certificate of Participation
    part time
    0.25 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    4 days part-time

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 848 4200