Take this free virtual opportunity to upskill yourself get a true feel of what it’s like to work at Ashurst.
This programme will give you an insight into the type of work done by Ashurst's Intellectual Property and Competition Law teams. In this programme you will be introduced to the concepts of patents and copyright in the context of a commercial joint venture, before focusing on a specific issue that arises regularly in the real world: when partners work together to produce new technology, who owns the resulting intellectual property?
You will also be introduced to the Competition Law practice and the concept of an unannounced dawn raid by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). In particular, it focuses on search warrants, shadowing CMA investigators during a raid and privilege claims available to the client in relation to the documents which are the subject of the CMA investigation.
Earn a Certificate
When you complete the Intellectual Property and Competition Law Virtual Experience Programme, you’ll earn a personalised completion certificate to share with prospective employers and your professional network.
Set yourself up for success
No more applying for jobs without knowing what the role involves. Build the confidence and practical skills that employers are looking for.
Learn direct from Ashurst
This Intellectual Property and Competition Law Virtual Experience Programme has been created by leaders at Ashurst. You’ll receive instructions from the Ashurst team and compare your work with real model solutions from Ashurst.
Gain real work experience
Throughout the Intellectual Property and Competition Law Virtual Experience Programme, you’ll develop deep insights into what it is actually like to work at Ashurst.
Do it in your own time
Fit the Intellectual Property and Competition Law Virtual Experience Programme in with your busy schedule. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals.
Make your CV and LinkedIn stand out
You’ll be able to include this experience on your CV and Linkedin profile. Demonstrate that you’re ambitious, hardworking and have developed valuable practical skills.
Research Planning & Preparation
Prepare a research strategy on a discreet legal issue regarding a joint venture
Communicating research findings to the client
Identify the core commercial considerations for the client in a challenging joint venture.
Urgent Search Warrant Review
Your client is facing a surprise inspection by the CMA (a dawn raid), urgently review the relevant search warrant.
Shadow a CMA Investigation
Prepare a strategy to quickly respond in a situation where the CMA may potentially be copying privileged information.
Prepare a summary of the possible privilege claims that may be available to the client.
Elevator pitch (Bonus Task)
Create a good first impression by confidently engaging with your supervising Partner after your last day of the vacation scheme at Ashurst.
This programme is self-paced. It takes approximately 5-6 hours to complete this virtual experience programme.
With their technical expertise, local knowledge and international network, Ashurst deliver an experience for their clients that other law firms struggle to match. They are also committed to being a sustainable global law firm, having positive impacts for their clients, employees, profession, the environment and the communities in which they are based.
To apply for this experience and to find out more, please click on the apply button.