The Language of Trade Marks
(Part 1)

The Language of Trade Marks

Doing business with companies abroad and trading across national borders has become common practice for more and more companies. Protecting one’s own intellectual property is essential for the company’s success on the international level and global markets.

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.

  • Course description

    The Language of Trade Marks – the Basics is directed to patent attorneys who would like to develop their English language skills in the context matter of Community Trade Marks. The course material is based on the OHIM’s CTM registration procedure from filing a CTM application to its registration, and the various activities expose the course participants to the specific language used in the IP protection matters.

  • Course aims

    The main objective of this course is to develop English language skills in order to be able to work more independently and with greater confidence in the field of European intellectual property protection procedures. Its main focus is on:

    familiarity with vocabulary and language use in the professional context of trade mark registration,

    communication skills within the context of intercultural relations,

    attitude of openness, curiosity and encouragement to speak English.

  • Altogether this course also enables participants ability to better navigate through the world of communication of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).
  • Course content

    The course The Language of Trademarks – the Basics consists of six weekly modules (“Lessons”).

    Week 1: First things first

    Week 2: (Not) All about Trade Marks

    Week 3: CTM Examination Period

    Week 4: Dealing with Opposition (Part 1)

    Week 5: Dealing with Opposition (Part 2)

    Week 6: Time & Money Matters

    Each weekly lesson will consist of several elements;

    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 assignment (“Practical task”) at the end of the week, and

    tips and recommendations for independent studies (“Independent Language Learning”).

    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.

  • Course instructors

    Kasia Weyna Kimmig | Course instructor
    Michael Kimmig | Course facilitator and technical support

  • Register

    This course is closed. It is not possible to self-enroll in this course.