Interested in science and law? A career in intellectual property law could be the ideal career for you.

Become a Patent Attorney

To become a patent attorney you will need a degree in a subject that surrounds:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering, or
  • Maths

A degree in one of these subjects is necessary. It can help you understand how a client’s concept or invention works (and what makes it novel). The training to become a patent attorney also involves working for one or more fully qualified patent attorneys. It is mainly on-the-job training and includes sitting a series of examinations.

Become a Trade Mark Attorney

To train as a trade mark attorney you won’t need a STEM undergraduate degree. However, you will need to:

  • complete at least two years’ of full-time practice as a trade mark attorney
  • sit qualifying exams

Your training would be under the direct supervision of a registered trade mark attorney.

An IP Law Career at Sandersons

We are a well-established firm, with a young, forward-thinking partnership. We actively encourage a healthy work/life balance. And achieve this through our informal atmosphere, varied and interesting client-base and beautiful location.

Our team enjoy a host of benefits, including:

  • excellent professional development
  • career progression
  • opportunities to travel, and
  • network for a range of events


Sandersons’ headquarters is based in Colchester, a historic market town in Essex. Colchester is an hour train journey to London, and has excellent leisure and arts facilities.

Interested in a career at Sandersons?

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