Andrew Jerrard passes intellectual property diploma with merit

04 Aug 2021

Andrew Jerrard, a solicitor in the commercial contracts team at Trethowans, has achieved a merit in the Oxford University Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice.

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 2018 and gained the diploma after completing a rigorous year-long programme consisting of a two-week residential programme followed by a series of weekend workshops delivered by leading academics and practitioners.

The course assesses knowledge and application of the full range of intellectual property rights, including patents, trade marks, passing off, confidentiality, trade secrets, designs, copyright and moral rights, as well as key aspects of litigious and non-litigious intellectual property practice and procedure.

Julian Hamblin, partner and technology law specialist at Trethowans, commented: “Intellectual property law is becoming increasingly complex due to the fast-changing commercial and technological environment in which it operates. Andrew’s qualification cements his knowledge in this area and reinforces our client offering.

“Andrew should be extremely proud of the results that he has achieved. Congratulations Andrew!”

As well as specialising in intellectual property, Trethowans commercial law team provides advice to businesses in relation to commercial contracts, technology, IT, data protection, social media and e-commerce issues.