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The Trade Mark Administrator Training Course

This trade mark administrator training course is a comprehensive overview of what every trade mark administrator should know.

18 September 2023
+ 4-5 December 2023
from £499

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  • Format: Live online
  • CPD: 6 hours for your records
  • Certificate of completion

Course overview

This one-day trade mark administrator training course has been specifically designed for trade mark administrators, formalities assistants and other IP support staff dealing with trade marks. 

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of:

  • What trade marks are
  • How to choose new trade marks
  • The process of registration at UKIPO, EUIPO, WIPO
  • Contentious proceedings
  • Recording changes on the Trade Mark Register
  • Administration of your domain name portfolio

The expert trainer will use her extensive experience and knowledge to bring the topics alive and work through a number of case studies throughout the sessions to ensure delegates get the most from this course. 

This course is part of our collection of IP & Patents Training Courses.

Why you should attend

  • Improve your understanding of the trademark process
  • Learn how to register your trademark using the most commonly used registration systems
  • Understand the importance of accuracy in your role
  • Gain practical time saving tips
  • Get insights into best practices

Who should attend?

  • Trademark/Patent Administrators
  • Formalities Assistants
  • Legal Assistants
  • Paralegals
  • IP Support Staff
  • Others wishing to learn more about trademark administration

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The The Trade Mark Administrator course will cover:

Introduction to trade marks

  • What is a trademark?
  • Why register a trademark?
  • The structure of the registers (typically national v. the more international nature of many businesses)

Choosing new trade marks

  • Inherent registrability and market acceptability
  • Relative registrability; searching and clearance
  • Lawyers in collaboration with marketing colleagues

Registration and prosecution

  • Understanding registration at UKIPO, EUIPO, WIPO
  • Applying to register
  • Communicating with the UKIPO, EUIPO, WIPO
  • Outline of the process
  • Objections (relative and absolute grounds)
  • Responses, evidence and acquired distinctiveness

Pitfalls and practicalities around the world

  • Timeframes
  • Sanctions
  • Documentary requirements
  • Office practices

Contentious proceedings – opposition, invalidity and revocation

  • Opposition
  • Revocation
  • Invalidity
  • Evidence
  • Hearing and appeal

Recording changes on the trade mark register

  • When will you need to record changes and why?
  • How to deal with changes

Renewal and maintenance

  • Overview
  • Databases
  • Renewal agencies v. In-house

Administration of a Domain Name Portfolio

  • Overview of portfolio management
    • Use of Domain Name Management Companies
    • Watching services
  • Maintenance of domain names
    • Renewals
  • Achieving a ‘tidy’ portfolio
    • Ownership of domains
    • Controlling the filing of domains
    • UDRP – domain disputes
    • acquisition of domain names
    • Pointing/technical issues
  • Social media handles

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Victoria Silk

Victoria Silk is Senior Counsel, Trade Marks – New Category Products for BAT. She is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and in-house Counsel. She qualified in London in 2005 and spent 6 years in-house with ICI paints before becoming Virgin’s in-house Trade Mark Attorney in Geneva in 2011. She joined BAT in 2017.

More details

Book The Trade Mark Administrator Live online training

NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates

18 September 2023

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 12867

  • GBP 499 599
  • EUR 719 859
  • USD 823 979

Until 14 Aug

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4-5 December 2023

Live online

13:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
14:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+01)
08:30-12:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 12868

  • GBP 499 599
  • EUR 719 859
  • USD 814 970

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* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price.

United Kingdom

  • AdamsonJones
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Affinion International Ltd
  • Aggregate Industries plc
  • Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • ARM Holdings Plc
  • ARM Ltd
  • BAE Systems PLC
  • Bio Products Laboratory Ltd
  • Body Shop International plc
  • BP International Ltd
  • BUPA
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • Calor Gas Ltd
  • Capgemini UK plc
  • Compass Patents LLP
  • De Beers UK Limited
  • De La Rue Plc
  • Elkington & Fife LLP
  • Freeth Cartwright LLP
  • IMG Media
  • Infineum UK Ltd
  • Intrust Ltd
  • ip21 Limited
  • J A Kemp & Co
  • Jenny Lawrence Ltd
  • Kingfisher
  • Mastrovito & Associates
  • Metaswitch Networks
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Owen Mumford Ltd
  • Oxford Gene Technology IP Ltd
  • Patent Outsourcing Limited
  • Powdermed Ltd
  • Selex Sensors & Airborne Systems
  • Siemens plc
  • Smith & Nephew UK Ltd
  • Square Enix Europe Limited
  • Thales UK Ltd
  • Towers Watson Limited
  • UK Hydrographic Office
  • University of Southampton
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd
  • Which? Ltd
  • William Grant & Sons Limited
  • William Grant & Sons Ltd


  • Akzo Nobel NV
  • Crucell Holland BV
  • Koninklijke KPN N.V.
  • KPMG International
  • Royal KPN N.V.
  • TomTom International BV


  • CSL Vifor
  • Merck Serono SA
  • Omya International AG
  • Partners Group


  • Amadeus S.A.S.
  • SGA2


  • FF Gorman & Co
  • James Hardie Technology Ltd


  • Red Bull GmbH


  • Huntsman (Europe) BVBA


  • FBME Bank Ltd

Czech Republic

  • Cermak a Spol


  • Budde Schou A/S


  • Noréns Patentbyrå AB

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Multiple colleagues? See above for details of our discounts for 2, 3, or 4 delegates. For more, talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to:

Run this course conveniently and cost-effectively in-house for your staff and colleagues

Aleksandra Beer

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

Yesim Nurko

Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749