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.

For the IP profession: 

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CITMA blog

Read fascinating and entertaining insight into intellectual property. 


F1: The IP formula for success

The role of Formula One drivers as brand ambassadors is not new, but the concept of the driver themselves as the brand is growing. 

5th Jul 2024 | Blog
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Euro 2024 and IP – a match made in footy heaven

Football fever is sweeping across the UK, from the adverts we watch on TV, see on our travels, fantasy football leagues and of course social media.

3rd Jul 2024 | Blog
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How are landmarks protected by Intellectual Property rights?

Whether it’s Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower, taking and sharing photos of landmarks is far from unusual. However, did you know that the appearance of landmarks can be protected with IP rights?

25th Jun 2024 | Blog
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Harry Potter and the IP empire

When it comes to intellectual property, JK Rowling and Warner Bros are definitely sorcerers.

29th May 2024 | Blog
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Upcoming events

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

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CITMA Webinar - Brand x Brand: collaborations on the rise

16th Jul 2024 | Webinar
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CITMA Webinar - Summer of IP: Becoming a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

17th Jul 2024 | Webinar
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IP Inclusive: Through a different lens - walk someone else's life in their shoes

18th Jul 2024 | IP Inclusive
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CITMA Paralegal Conference - Skills, strategies and success

11th Sep 2024 | Paralegal event
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Case comments

 Read analysis from recent trade mark cases. 


Foundation case founders

Laura Nend explains how a heritage-focused charity fared against a bad faith objection.

25th Jun 2024 | Case comment

Designs save the day

Richard May celebrates a right that has might in the fight against lookalikes.

25th Jun 2024 | Case comment

Aldi clears another hurdle

Its “benchmark” strategy held firm, writes Eleni Mezulanik.

25th Jun 2024 | Case comment

Supermarkets square off again

Tesco came off worst in the latest battle of the discount retailers, as David Birchall reports.

25th Jun 2024 | Case comment
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Read the latest news and features. 

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Exploring the future of the billable hour

It’s a cornerstone of the legal sector’s corporate business model, but are alternatives to the billable hour viable?

10th Jul 2024 | Feature
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Upskill your team with government-funded AI training

Take advantage of a new fund that will support eligible businesses, including many UK-based IP attorney firms, to access AI skills training for staff.

10th Jul 2024 | News
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Protecting brands online: Strategic approaches to enforcement

Online brand protection can seem a herculean task – we set out the strategies to keep IP safe in the digital space

9th Jul 2024 | Feature
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CITMA Summer reception 2024: Photo gallery

Explore our pick of the photos from our 2024 Summer Reception.

4th Jul 2024 | News
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