Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute

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Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI) is a focused research organisation within the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) in the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London. In 2002, it moved from Mile End in the East End of London to larger and specialised facilities at Charterhouse Square, as part of its growing independent identity and a substantial bequest by Herchel Smith. In May 2007 the CCLS moved to 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields.

QMIPRI offers postgraduate education by way of Certificate and Masters programmes to train future trade mark attorneys and patent attorneys in English and European IP Law, while also contributing individual courses to the Queen Mary University of London LLM programme.

QMIPRI provides commercial training, hosts various lectures and conferences, and engages in interdisciplinary and interinstitutional collaboration towards broader and diverse work in intellectual property law and policy. Such work includes QMIPRI's participation in the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN). QMIPRI is one of the founding members of EIPIN, which links a number of European IP institutions into a series of yearly rotating training sessions for current students of the institutions.

QMIPRI and its members have directed a number of internationally-funded research and training projects around the world, including IP-NGOs and patentingLIVES.[citation needed]


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