Why study PG Cert Intellectual Property at BU?
- Obtain full exemptions from the foundation level examinations for qualification as a patent attorney or trade mark attorney in the UK (IPReg/CIPA/CITMA)
- Have the option to follow the patent attorney or trade mark attorney path (please indicate on your application)
- You can complete this course whilst in full-time employment; more than 80% of our students are sponsored by their employers
- If you do not have prior legal knowledge you will be supported by a range of online activities relating to foundational principles of law (such as the English legal system, contract law and tort).
The Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) are the independent regulatory body for patent and trade mark attorneys and are responsible for setting the education and training requirements for qualification as a patent attorney and a trade mark attorney.
You can choose to study via blended delivery or entirely online. Blended study: Attendance at BU for three residential weekends, supported by online activities between the teaching weekends and a final exam. Online study: delivered through pre-recorded lectures delivered at the same time as the blended study teaching weekends followed by live (zoom) Q&A sessions the week after, supported by online activities between the teaching weekends and a final exam.
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Blended Study: Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus and Online. Online Study: Online only
5 months. Blended study or online study.
Intellectual Property Regulation Board
Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject or appropriate training and/or work experience. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.