A degree in a science, technology, engineering or a mathematics (STEM) based subject is strongly preferred. Training to become a patent attorney occurs largely on-the-job. It involves working for a fully qualified patent attorney and sitting a series of exams.
A patent attorney is a specialist legal adviser who advise their clients (companies big and small) how to protect their inventions by way of patents, registered designs, copyright and other types of intellectual property.
£35,000 – £45,000
A law degree is normally advantageous but is not always essential, it just means you will be exempt from some of the exams. You will then work for a law firm or in-house business on Trademark matters before taking your qualification exams.
A trademark attorney is a specialist legal adviser who advise their clients (companies big and small) on a wide range of trade mark-related issues from copyright to passing off and commercial matters relating to the IP.
£30,000 - £45,000