Institute of Brand and Innovation Law

Institute of Brand and Innovation Law

CPD Courses

Master's Level Courses

As part of its Continuing Legal Education Programme, UCL IBIL has a limited number of places available on its masters level Intellectual Property Law courses, offering busy professionals an alternative to full-time study. Classes run for either 11 or 22 weeks and are held either at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in Russell Square or UCL Faculty of Laws. Course materials will be available via our e-Learning platform to support your study and a Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the end of the course.

The fees are:
11 week courses = £1250
22 week courses = £2100

To apply for these courses please use the application form at:

Courses starting in October 2012 (application deadline - 14 September 2012)
Technology and Intellectual Property Law (Patent and Trade Secrecy)
11 wks on Thursday (11 - 1pm) from October 2012
The Law of Copyright and Designs
11 weeks from January 2013
International and Comparative Law of Trade Marks, Designs and Unfair Competition
22 wks from October 2011
Courses starting in January 2013 (application deadline - 14 December 2012)
The Commercialisation of Intellectual Property Law
11 wks from January 2012
The Law of Trade Marks and Brands
11 wks from January 2013
IP Transactions: Law and Practice

11 - 15 February 2013 - 5-day CPD course

Drafting, negotiating, interpreting and advising on intellectual property (IP) agreements requires a special set of legal skills. In addition to understanding relevant provisions of IP law, practitioners need to be familiar with a wide range of commercial law subjects, including personal property, contracts, competition, insolvency, tax, employment, and various areas of regulation, such as data protection and export controls. To advise effectively on IP transactions, it is also necessary to be aware of commercial practice in the relevant industry sector.The mix of legal and practice issues that transactional IP lawyers face can be very different from those experienced by IP litigators or general company/commercial lawyers. Understandably, traditional IP law courses focus on a wide range of IP issues such as subsistence, validity, infringement and enforcement, and spend relatively little time on transactional aspects. Commercial law courses may use examples from the field of IP transactions, but tend not to focus exclusively on this area.

This course has been designed to focus on the legal and practice issues that are directly relevant to transactional IP practitioners.

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