The Rights to Conduct Litigation and Rights of Audience and Other Reserved Legal Activities Certification Rules 2012 set out the three tiers of litigation and advocacy qualifications available to attorneys.

NOTE: If you held a Trade Mark Advocacy Certificate under the ITMA (now CITMA) Trade Mark Litigator and Trade Mark Advocate Certificate Regulations 2009 you were passported to a Higher Courts Litigator qualification and NOT a Higher Courts Advocate qualification.

IPReg Information Bulletin February 2017

Courses accredited for the “basic” litigation qualification are currently being offered by:-

CPD Training (UK) Limited

Nottingham Law School

Please note particularly that Trade Mark Attorneys qualifying after 1st January 2013 via the full Nottingham Law School Professional Certificate in Trade Mark Practice are automatically awarded the Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate as we have accredited the Litigation Module of the course for this certificate. [Addendum: the NLS Practice Certificate Academic Year 2012/2013 was accredited – earlier courses do not confer this automatic award]