Brexit also raises interesting questions about trademark law. If UK companies have opted for the EU trade mark (as it is much broader), they may have to reapply for the UK trade mark, which will likely lead to trademark disputes. Myth 7: I need an IP certificate to get a job as an IP lawyer. Reality: False. Loyola does not currently offer this as an option. In addition, you do not have to transfer to another school that offers such certificates, because an intellectual property certificate does not guarantee you and does not even help you find a job. There is no evidence of a correlation between receiving a certificate and receiving an interview – at least not to get patent jobs. I know this is true because I analyzed the data of students in schools that have IP certificates and found that students who received an IP certificate were not more likely to receive an interview. Also, I know that Loyola students have never had a problem getting an interview without a certificate, and employers don`t even ask them about it. While I do not have comparable data on whether a certificate helps students obtain non-patented IP jobs, I believe this is also true based on the experiences of former students. Loyola never had a chili certificate, but her students still found employment in the field and also became in-house legal counsel focused on trademark law at companies like BlueCross and McDonald`s.
Myth 9: I need to participate in an IP review to get an IP job. Reality: False. It is not necessary to participate in an IP review to obtain an IP job. Many Loyola students have successfully obtained ip jobs without participating in an IP journal. Experience in a magazine – not necessarily focused on intellectual property – is what is valuable to employers. Although you do not need to participate in an IP journal, you can apply to be a member of a national journal called the American Intellectual Property Quarterly. However, you can only apply in the spring of your 1L year. For more information, see www.aipla.org/ Alternatively, you can participate in any journal at Loyola while gaining knowledge and experience of intellectual property issues by writing your student “note” on an intellectual property issue of your choice. Myth 5: If I want to do IP, I need to take as many IP courses as possible.
Reality: FALSE. A fundamental foundation of intellectual property law is much more important than knowledge of many areas of expertise. You should remember that an intellectual property lawyer is always a lawyer and must know some basic areas of law in order to serve their client in the best possible way. In addition, intellectual property law is constantly evolving, both because of the changes in Congress and because of the development of the judicial system. Have you noticed how many cases of intellectual property make the headlines? If so, you should keep this in mind when thinking about the IP courses you should take, as the courses focus on existing law. It is best to learn the general framework and how to negotiate in the context of general types of issues, such as legislation and jurisprudence. In addition, there are different types of roles in IP law that can indicate the relevance and importance of non-IP courses. For example, there are IP litigation where IP cases are heard. For this practice, all categories related to the dispute would be relevant, including evidence, litigation practice and the shadow court.
Similarly, IP may be part of business practices, including a dedicated licensing practice; Thus, for a company`s career path, courses focused on business transactions would be appropriate. After all, no matter how many courses you take, there will always be new laws. Therefore, a good foundation – of IP and non-IP related courses – is essential to law school. After all, many of the courses that “real” (practicing) IP lawyers consider the most important are not even IP courses – especially practicing IP lawyers, have found that first-year core courses such as civil litigation and contracts are important. In addition, many IP lawyers find that good writing skills – which do not have to be acquired through IP courses – are very important. Hands-on experience through internships is also often an invaluable educational tool as well as an advantage in the job market. Legal day schools, in particular, can help strengthen your writing skills while exposing you to real-life ip cases. Many Loyola students who have participated in federal judicial internships have had the opportunity to work on IP cases if they have expressed such interest. It is important that IP lawyers value creativity and understand certain facets or methods of expression. Overall, this field includes technically complex but fascinating projects that invariably require a thorough knowledge of trends or developments that match their type. Since multiple projects are likely to take place at the same time, organization and flexibility will be paramount, combined with the ability to have complex discussions. Myth 8: If I get a certificate in something, it will help me get an ip job, even if it`s not an IP certificate.
Reality: Unlikely. If you were an employer and you got a resume from someone who claimed to be interested in patent law, but actually had a health certificate, would you be convinced that he was a superior candidate for patent law? I would not. A certificate indicates an area that interests you. However, if the certificate item doesn`t affect the desired job, you`ll seem confused – it`s not a feature often sought after by employers. .