You should have at least two years experience in intellectual property practice.
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
Nottingham Law School offers an IP Litigation and an IP Advocacy course, both designed for those who have at least two years experience in intellectual property practice; the courses build upon students' existing knowledge and experience.
The Nottingham Law School Intellectual Property Litigation and Intellectual Property Advocacy Courses are:
- designed specifically for experienced intellectual property practitioners
- approved by ITMA / IPREG and satisfies the requirements for qualification as a trade mark litigator and / or trade mark advocate (please note that both courses are required)
- 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 practice 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 and an IP Advocacy course which can enable practitioners to meet these challenges and exercise rights to conduct litigation in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and the High Court (including full advocacy rights before the IPEC) as well as appeals from those courts. Designed for those who have at least two years experience in intellectual property litigation, the courses build upon students' existing knowledge and experience.
These courses are approved by ITMA/IPReg and satisfy the requirements for qualification as a trade mark litigator and as a patent attorney litigator.
The courses will:
- Develop high-level skills of reflection.
- Enhance case analysis abilities.
- Enhance drafting skills and abilities.
- Enhance knowledge of the law of evidence and related practice.
- Enable students to manage the litigation process including case management protocols in the Patents County Court and in the High Court and on appeal.
- Enable students to gain experience of ADR and the importance of mediation as an ADR mechanism.
- For those who are not litigators, it can provide knowledge and experience of the litigation process, in order to inform students' non-contentious work.
The courses are structured to minimise the time spent away from the office and are taught by a mix of assignments and attendance.
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
- part time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- +44 (0)115 848 4200