Welcome to CITMA

Founded in 1934, chartered in 2016, The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) is a professional membership organisation with the power to shape law and practice - nationally and internationally. Find out more

What is a trade mark? 

Let our experts help you get to grips with trade marks and other intellectual property rights.

Find out how a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney will help you to navigate intellectual property law.

What is a trade mark?

Learn why trade marks are valuable business assets.

Getting a trade mark

How can you get a trade mark - we take you through the process step-by-step.

Find a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

Use our directory to find intellectual property legal experts.

CITMA blog

Read fascinating and entertaining insight into intellectual property. 

But that’s my name!

Although your name can work as a strong brand identifier, there are also potential problems and obstacles to bear in mind.

11th Jan 2022 | Blog

How to stop your brand from being counterfeited this festive season

“Holidays are coming….holidays are coming…”

16th Dec 2021 | Blog

Copyright and Christmas ads

Tis the season to be jolly… but not when copyright and trade mark rights come into conflict with Christmas TV ads.

3rd Dec 2021 | Blog

IP essentials for small businesses

For small businesses, it can be easy to overlook the potential value of intellectual property. We solve some common misconceptions.

22nd Nov 2021 | Blog
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Upcoming events

Earn CPD and network with the IP profession at our events.

CITMA Webinar - Designs: when trade mark law is not enough

1st Feb 2022 | Webinar

CITMA Webinar - LGBT History Month x Non-traditional families

9th Feb 2022 | Webinar

CITMA Town Hall Meeting

10th Feb 2022 | Webinar

IP Inclusive - Invisible labour: Women in IP coffee date

15th Feb 2022 | IP Inclusive
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Case comments

 Read analysis from recent trade mark cases. 

Face race

Facebook’s solid reputation swung the decision, writes Kasongo Swana

4th Jan 2022 | Case comment

Game over for Sony

Showing the same letters in the same sequence does not lead straight to visual similarity, warns Sarah Husslein

4th Jan 2022 | Case comment

It’s a lock

Abdulmalik Lawal reports on a decision in favour of Huawei which took a strict stance on similarity

4th Jan 2022 | Case comment

Spirited dispute

The arguments around use of an angelic mark are summarised by Briffa

4th Jan 2022 | Case comment
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Read the latest news and features. 

UK government announces no action on exhaustion

The government needs more time to explore the UK’s future exhaustion of intellectual property (IP) regime meaning there will be no imminent change, it has announced.

18th Jan 2022 | News

Legal Services Board publishes annual performance report

A report assessing the eight bodies responsible for regulation within the legal industry, including IPReg, has been published by the Legal Services Board (LSB).

12th Jan 2022 | News

UAE joins Madrid Protocol

The United Arab Emirates has become a signatory of the Madrid Protocol, the 109th state to join.

12th Jan 2022 | News

IPReg invites views on regulatory arrangements

The Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) has invited responses to a consultation on its regulatory arrangements.

12th Jan 2022 | News
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