"The courses now take place over a single year, comprising three modules for litigation and one module for advocacy. The dates are set out below.
Both courses (and passing the assessments) are required for patent attorneys who wish to qualify as Patent Attorney Litigators. Trade mark attorneys require the litigation part to qualify as Trade Mark Attorney Litigators and the advocacy part to qualify as Trade Mark Attorney Advocates. For both types of attorneys, there is still a requirement for 6 months supervised experience, but IPReg is consulting on abolishing this.
The courses are also useful to others who wish to know more about litigating intellectual property rights.
Unit 1: 6 – 8 October 2011
Unit 2: 17 – 19 November 2011
Unit 3: 26 -28 January 2012
Assessment date to be confirmed
For more information and to register, just click here.Advocacy
Unit 4: 25 - 27 April 2012
Assessment date: 28 April 2012".