Taught course

Trade Mark Law and Practice

Queen Mary, University of London · Centre for Commercial Law Studies - CCLS

Entry requirements

You are required to have a minimum 2.2 honours degree.

Non-native English speaking applicants for either stream will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in the English language (IELTS or equivalent).

If you are being sponsered you must submit a letter from your sponsor confirming this with a contact for the account the invoices need to be sent to.

For those with experience but no undergraduate degree

For those with substantial experience working directly within the Trade Mark field (minimum five years as a trade mark administrator or similar) but no undergraduate degree, we offer an exam only route enabling those who pass the examinations to continue on to the advanced ITMA programme run by other IPReg approved institutions. Those who undertake this route would not receive the PG Certificate, but would receive the same exemptions with regard to ITMA Foundation Status for the examinations taken. To apply for this route you will be required to provide two references from senior Trade Mark staff within your institution, one of which must be an ITMA member, who can confirm your experience.

Part Qualified Through the Old JEB System?

If your have undertaken some, but not all, of the old JEB foundation examinations you can pass the remaining exams by undertaking specific modules on this programme. Please email Sharon Watson at ccls-ip@qmul.ac.uk for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

The Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice is a requirement for those wishing to qualify as Trade Mark Attorneys but it is also open to students who want to get a good understanding of national, European, and international trade mark law at an advanced level. The Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice programme has been specifically designed in close co-operation with the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) and IPReg for the trainee agent.

Information for international students

Please see here for more information.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Law
+44 (0)20 7882 8098