Taught course

Trade Mark Law and Practice

Queen Mary, University of London · School of Law

Entry requirements

You are required to have a minimum 2.2 honours degree.

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.

International applicants:

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find details of the English language entry requirements for postgraduate law programmes.

If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information you require, please contact the Admissions Office.

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.

This programme starts in mid-September and initially runs as a two-week intensive course, followed by ten two-day sessions between October and April and exams during the summer exam period (late April to early June annually).

This programme will:

  • Feature the involvement of trade mark and patent practitioners.
  • Give you a solid basis for further specialisation in trade mark law.
  • Give you the necessary legal knowledge, whilst you work, enhancing your practical skills.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Law
+44 (0)20 7882 8093