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Training to be a Trade Mark Attorney

We have now completed recruitment for our UK graduate scheme starting in September 2019.

A career as a Trade Mark Attorney

The role of a Trade Mark Attorney is to assist clients with the registration and protection of their trade marks. This includes advising on the availability, protection, use, exploitation, enforcement and assignment of trade marks, as well as dealing with related copyright, common law, business name/domain name and design matters. A trade mark can be a significant asset for any business.

Our extensive trade mark practice works with a wide spectrum of clients, from the biggest household names to the latest start-up ventures, and in a whole range of sectors from pharmaceuticals to fashion.  

Trade Mark Attorneys are required to pass the qualifiying law courses run by Queen Mary and Nottingham Law School. Full qualification is expected after three to four years of training and examinations.

What we look for in a trainee:

  • A good honours degree in Law, or a modern European or Asian language (2:1 or equivalent), or a qualified solicitor
  • Excellent communication skills, analytical ability and meticulous attention to detail
  • Commercial awareness of the value of intellectual property

Further information about training to be a Trade Mark Attorney can be found on the following website:

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