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? 

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

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What is a trade mark?

Learn why trade marks are valuable business assets.

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Getting a trade mark

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

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Find a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

Use our directory to find intellectual property legal experts.

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CITMA blog

Read fascinating and entertaining insight into intellectual property. 

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Tips to make your trade mark filing easier

Filing your trade marks is an important step in the early days of any enterprise or venture, and it doesn’t have to be difficult.

12th Sep 2023 | Blog
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What to do with a cease and desist

If you receive a cease and desist letter or accusation of infringement related to your trade mark or IP, responding efficiently is crucial – we lay out the steps that you should take.

17th Jul 2023 | Blog
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The evolution of the Coca-Cola Logo

In 2022, Coca-Cola’s brand was valued at 97.9 billion U.S. dollars – a long way from its humble beginnings in 1886 in a pharmacy in downtown Atlanta. How did it shoot to global fame?

26th Jun 2023 | Blog
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What does artificial intelligence mean for the future of intellectual property?

Artificial intelligence has the potential to have a seismic impact on intellectual property, and understanding this change is vital.

19th May 2023 | Blog
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Upcoming events

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

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CITMA Webinar - EU case law update

6th Dec 2023 | Webinar
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IP Inclusive - D&I with the offices: A holistic approach

6th Dec 2023 | IP Inclusive
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IP Inclusive - Exploring anxiety

7th Dec 2023 | IP Inclusive
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CITMA Northern Christmas Lunch

8th Dec 2023 | Christmas lunch
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Case comments

 Read analysis from recent trade mark cases. 


Lost in a crowd

Horse and rider motifs yet again reared their heads in court, writes Lucy Singer

13th Nov 2023 | Case comment
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No love lost

Stephanie Taylor shares why a heart-shaped motif was not found to be novel

13th Nov 2023 | Case comment
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Slippery issue

Henry Schlaefli stresses the risks of submitting arguments that could damage your own case

13th Nov 2023 | Case comment

Human hand still holds sway

A US court has ruled autonomous AI output is not protected under copyright law, reports Erika Coccia

13th Nov 2023 | Case comment
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Read the latest news and features. 

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WIPO changes some individual Hague designation fees

The new rates will come into force from 1st January 2024.

21st Nov 2023 | News

EUIPO launches Geographical Indication hub

The EUIPO’s new GI hub offers a central location to access information and learning materials for professionals engaged with or interested in the possibility of IP protection through Geographical Indications.

21st Nov 2023 | News

CITMA mentoring scheme hits early milestones

At only one month old, our mentoring scheme is already helping the career development of members from across the profession with some 100 signups already.

20th Nov 2023 | News
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Managing and identifying risks to mental health in the workplace

All employers have the ability to work towards creating mentally healthy workplaces.

20th Nov 2023 | Feature
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