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

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CITMA blog

Read fascinating and entertaining insight into intellectual property. 

Seven tips to get a cost-efficient trade mark

Our top seven tips to registering your trade mark without breaking the bank.

29th Oct 2020 | Blog

Fighting back against the copycats

What are your options when copycats come knocking on your door? We explore the benefits of IPEC.

6th Oct 2020 | Blog

Brand Greta

How does protecting your brand have relevance for protecting the planet? We discuss issues relating to impersonation, the ethics of trade marking, and the importance of trade marks for not-for-profits.

22nd Sep 2020 | Blog

Public performance rights… and wrongs

How can politicians use music during their campaigns, seemingly without the artist's consent?

21st Sep 2020 | Blog
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Upcoming events

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

CITMA Seminar for Litigators

4th Nov 2020 | Seminar

CITMA Autumn Conference

5th Nov 2020 | Conference

CITMA Webinar - SkyKick

12th Nov 2020 | Webinar

Careers in Ideas Week - Training for engagement with schools

16th Nov 2020 | IP Inclusive
More Events

Case comments

 Read analysis from recent trade mark cases. 

Scope question is settled

What constitutes use has been given concrete dimensions, writes Amelia Skelding. C-684/19, mk advokaten GbR v MBK Rechtsanwälte GbR, CJEU, 2nd July 2020

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

Microphone appeal heard

But the final word was given to the Examiner, explains Chris Thomas. R 2630/2019-4, Logitech Europe SA v Fourth Board of Appeal, EUIPO, 3rd July 2020

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

Closing the retail gap

Trade mark law may be catching up with the digital era, suggests Anousha Vasantha. C-763/18 P, Wallapop SL v EUIPO & Unipreus SL, CJEU (AG), 25th June 2020

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment

KO-CO case shows cracks

Survey evidence did not cement its arguments, notes Sharon Kirby. O/353/20, KO-CO (Opposition), UK IPO, 15th July 2020

19th Oct 2020 | Case comment
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Read the latest updates on what the UK's withdrawal from the European Union means for intellectual property. 

Logos for UK geographical indications revealed

The Government is introducing its own scheme for protecting geographical names of food, drink and agricultural products in the UK.

28th Oct 2020 | News

Updating EUIPO association IDs

The EUIPO has reminded firms and individuals to review and update association and representative IDs before the end of the year.

26th Oct 2020 | News

Update on address for service and EUIPO guidance

It has been well over a month since the ‘call for views’ on UK address for service closed, so we wanted to provide an update on the developments. 

8th Oct 2020 | Brexit

EUIPO publishes new Brexit guidance

The EUIPO has published detailed Brexit guidance clarifying a number of post-Brexit issues including representation and ongoing proceedings.

14th Sep 2020 | News
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