The Language of Trade Marks is an on-line course directed at patent attorneys who would like to develop their English language skills in the context of the European Trade Marks (EUTMs). The course material is built around the trade mark registration procedure and post-registration matters – from filing an EUTM application to different scenarios which registered trade marks may follow. The various activities expose the course participants to the specific language used in the IP protection matters.
At a glance
The Language of Trade Marks
Duration: 8 weeks | Starting soon
Workload: 6-8 hours per week
Requirements: English B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF)
Certificate: Statement of accomplishment
Register: This course is closed! It is not possible to self-enrol in this course.
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Patent offices and lawyers offer services to register trade marks, designs or patents not just on the national but also on the European or international level.
The Language of Trademarks course supports patent attorneys in Poland in developing their English language skills to handle IP protection matters on the international level more effectively and confidently.
mastering the vocabulary and language used in the professional context of trade mark protection,
developing language and communication skills in the context of current practice, familiarizing students with the trade mark related procedures on the international – European level
promoting learner independence and self-directed learning.
Week 1: (Not) All about Trade Marks
Week 2: EUTM Examination Period
Week 3: Dealing with Opposition (Part 1)
Week 4: Dealing with Opposition (Part 2)
Week 5: Registration and What’s Next?
Week 6: Cancellation Procedures
Week 7: Appeals
Week 8: The A – Z of Trade Marks
a brief introduction and overview,
a review of previously studied vocabulary at the beginning of each week (from week 2),
various materials and exercises on the weekly topics (“Language tasks”),
one practical task (“Assignment”) at the end of the week, and
tips and recommendations for independent studies (“Take your learning into your own hands”).
Each participant is entitled to three 30-minute individual Skype language coaching sessions which will be available in the final weeks of the course and are to be scheduled individually with the course instructor in mid-course.
Michael Kimmig | Course facilitator and technical support
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