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Qualifying as a Trade Mark Attorney

Interested in becoming a trade mark attorney? Mark Sinclair discusses his route to qualification.

Over the past couple of years, I have completed two courses whilst working as a Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys Trainee.

For the first stage of this training, I took the Trade Mark Law and Practice Postgraduate Certificate at Queen Mary University, which provided an academic framework for me to increase my knowledge of national, European, and international trade mark law at an advanced level and become part qualified as a Trade Mark Attorney.

Following this, I took the Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice at Nottingham Trent University, which offered the chance to further develop my knowledge base and the professional skills required of the Trade Mark Attorney in a more practical sense.

After successfully completing these courses, in combination with my full-time work in the office, I have now qualified as a UK and European Trade Mark Attorney. Applying my technical knowledge and practical experience to achieve the best outcomes for my clients, who range from large multinational businesses to individual start-ups, continues to be a rewarding and satisfying experience in my day to day work as a Trade Mark Attorney.