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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Talbot Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    24-JAN-22

  • Duration

    16 months

Course summary

This course had been developed in collaboration with the Joint Examination Board of The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) for both UK and international students who are considering a career in law firms, national, regional or international governmental organisations and the industry, international law firms, the judiciary, In-House counsels, IP portfolio management, or national, regional or international IP organisations.

The course is taught by academics of the renowned Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) and enjoys input from intellectual property practitioners from some of the UK’s leading companies and practices.

Develop an in depth understanding of national, regional and international IP frameworks along with contemporary issues relating to IP and new technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing.
Benefit from CIPPM’s membership of the Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme which allows you to apply for a 12-month paid traineeship at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) or the European Patent Office (EPO)
Students who have completed the following units: Copyright and Trademarks; Patents and Designs and either International Intellectual Property Practice (Patent Attorney Route) or International Intellectual Property Practice (Trademark Attorney Route) will qualify with a PGCert Intellectual Property which provides full exemptions from the foundation level examinations for qualification as a patent attorney or trade mark attorney in the UK (IPReg/CIPA/CITMA).
Tailor your degree to suit your interests or career aspirations through a range of option units
Graduate ready to enter a range of potential careers including Associate Directors, In -House counsels, the judiciary, and Associate or Senior Lawyer in IP in international law firms.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

In order to achieve full exemptions from the foundation level examinations for qualification as a patent attorney or trade mark attorney in the UK (IPReg/CIPA/CITMA), you must successfully complete the following units:

Both Copyright & Trademarks and Patents & Designs AND either International IP Practice (Patent Attorney Route) OR International IP Practice (Trade Mark Attorney Route).

Careers

Opportunities such as a 12-month paid traineeship European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) or the European Patent Office (EPO) make this course a great option to prepare you for a legal career.

Graduates from the course have gone on to work for the likes of Axis Associates International Co. Ltd, the Court of Justice, Spoor & Fisher, and UPTX among many others.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Bournemouth University

  • University League Table

    86th

  • Campus address

    Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Poole, BH12 5BB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    106 48%

    77th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    37th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%

    91st

    11

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