Introduction to Trade Mark Renewals & Recordals Course

Get to grips with the fundamentals of renewals and recordals with our interactive course, delivered online and on-demand.

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This course is designed to provide an introduction to managing trade mark renewals (prolonging the life of a trade mark) and recordals (recording changes to a register of trade marks).

Intended for new formalities staff with less than six months’ experience, or anyone new to trade mark renewals and recordals, this course will equip you with an understanding that will help you to progress/start your career with confidence.

Taking this course will complement internal ‘on-the-job’ training, rather than replace it.

After registering you will receive a link to log on and complete the course at your convenience. The course itself will take one to two hours for you to complete and you will have continued access to it for the following eight weeks.

Once you have completed all the units you will unlock a ten question quiz – get 80% or more correct and you’ll pass. If you don’t complete it first time you may wish to revisit a few of the units before taking it again – you have an unlimited number of attempts.

Passing the quiz will allow you to download and print your own personalised certificate to demonstrate that you completed the training with an understanding of trade mark renewals and recordals.

Learning outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Define what a trade mark is and what it means to renew a trade mark
  • Identify the correct approach to monitoring renewal dates, deciding whether to renew a trade mark, and handling late renewals
  • Give a broad overview of the renewal process in the UK and in other countries
  • Explain what is meant by a recordal and an assignment

The course is comprised of six units:

  1. Welcome
  2. What does renewing a trade mark mean?
  3. Renewals administration
  4. Handling renewals
  5. Recordals
  6. Summary

The course costs £95 per participant.

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 What the course looks like:

Frequently asked questions: 

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at new formalities staff with up to six months' experience who are working in the trade mark profession, whether that is in private practice or within an in-house department of a company. 
If you have 18 months’ experience or more in an formalities role, we advise you to consider the CITMA Paralegal Course instead. However, we do not enforce eligibility criteria and so you are welcome to take this course if you feel it will be worthwhile. 

What will this course cover

This course is designed to provide an introduction to managing trade mark renewals (prolonging the life of a trade mark) and recordals (recording changes to a register of trade marks).

It is designed to complement, rather than replace, any internal on-the-job training. 

How will I learn?

This is a fully online, standalone course, with interactive activities, scenarios and videos to help bring the topic to life. 

You’ll work through the course content in order, but then once you’ve completed the course, you will be able to go back and dip in and out as you wish – for example, if you want to refresh your memory on a particular point.

How long will it take?

We estimate that it will take most people around 1-2 hours to complete, but you can work at your own pace. 
It’s up to you whether you work through the course in a single sitting or bit by bit over multiple sessions – whatever works best for you.

Once you have registered, you have eight weeks to complete everything. 

What do I need to do to pass the course?

When you’ve worked through all of the course content, you’ll unlock a short multiple-choice quiz which gives you an opportunity to check your understanding of some of the key points. 

You’ll need to score 80% or higher to pass this quiz, but don’t worry – you can take as many attempts as you need to. 

When you pass the quiz, you’ll receive a certificate of completion.