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. 

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

Double trouble

In the space of a month, two identical trade marks were filed for the same categories of products and services – is this allowed?

15th Sep 2020 | Blog

Brand evolution and anti-racism – trade mark lessons

The steps you need to consider when adapting your brand and what you can learn from other brands that have made changes.

14th Sep 2020 | Blog
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Upcoming events

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

CITMA Paralegals discuss... transitioning back to the office

24th Sep 2020 | Coffee morning

CITMA Webinar - EU case law update

28th Sep 2020 | Webinar

CITMA Live Mock CMC & Hearing - Inter partes proceedings with the UK IPO

29th Sep 2020 | Seminar

IP Inclusive - Dyslexia and dyspraxia demystified

8th Oct 2020 | IP Inclusive
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Case comments

 Read analysis from recent trade mark cases. 

That sinking feeling

Richard May reviews what halted the progress of Titanic Gin. O/315/20, Titanic Gin (Invalidity), UK IPO, 9th June 2020

1st Sep 2020 | Case comment

Seeing scents

Francesco Simone believes an absurd conclusion was averted on appeal. R 1524/2019-2, The Procter & Gamble Company v Trademarks Solution Sp.zo.o. Sp.k., EUIPO, 28th May 2020

1st Sep 2020 | Case comment

Goodbye HelloFruity

Nick Bowie explains why not all elements are created equal. R 119/2020-4, Importaco SA v HelloFresh SE, EUIPO, 3rd June 2020

1st Sep 2020 | Case comment

Geek pique

The Court saw similarities sufficient for potential passing off, reports Peter Collie. O/309/20, AP & Co. Ltd v Yellow Bulldog Ltd, UK IPO, 4th June 2020

1st Sep 2020 | Case comment
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Brexit

Read the latest updates on what the UK's withdrawal from the European Union means for intellectual property. 

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

Weighing in on Brexit

CITMA President Richard Goddard joined three other panellists on IP Magazine’s podcast series to discuss all things Brexit – including the lack of clarity relating to the provisions of the withdrawal agreement.

19th Aug 2020 | News

Brexit Q&A - August 2020

We received a large volume of questions during our recent Brexit webinar, we have published our answers to the key questions.

6th Aug 2020 | Brexit

EUIPO position on employee representatives

The EUIPO plans to interpret EU trade mark regulations (EUTMR) so that employee representatives ‘must be in the EEA’ to represent before the EUIPO.

6th Aug 2020 | News
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