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.

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. 

Non fungible tokens: Between gold-rush fever and sustainable digital investment

In many ways, so-called "non-fungible tokens" or "NFTs" are currently the talk of the town.

20th Jun 2022 | Blog

The Royal relationship with trade marks

With the Royal reputation known worldwide, we explore the relationship between the Royal Family and trade marks.

1st Jun 2022 | Blog

Discover the role of a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

You could be checking intellectual property on a superstar’s tattoos one day, and pursuing criminal counterfeiters the next – the role of a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney is varied and fascinating.

21st Apr 2022 | Blog

Cosmetics and Copyright – Battling the Copycats

Just like the fashion industry, the cosmetic industry is seeing more and more copycat products.

12th Apr 2022 | Blog
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Upcoming events

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

Summer Reception featuring the Sheila Lesley Lecture

5th Jul 2022 | Reception

CITMA Webinar - Accessing the Company Names Tribunal

6th Jul 2022 | Webinar

CITMA Paralegal Webinar - Update on Chinese trade mark filings

14th Jul 2022 | Paralegal event

CITMA Paralegal Seminar

22nd Sep 2022 | Paralegal event
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Case comments

 Read analysis from recent trade mark cases. 

Funtime is over

Sarah Jeffery reports on why Funko was successful this time round.

27th Jun 2022 | Case comment

Something to wine about

Joseph Letang warns against claiming rights in descriptive terms.

27th Jun 2022 | Case comment

F&F gains the front foot

This case reiterates fundamental issues of infringement, says John Coldham.

27th Jun 2022 | Case comment

Counted out on clarity

Emilia Petrossian sets out why this Appellant failed to make a dent in the existing decision

27th Jun 2022 | Case comment
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Read the latest news and features. 

Legal industries excel at London Legal Walk

CITMA joined forced with more than 800 other organisations to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust on Tuesday.

30th Jun 2022 | News

South Africa: Appeal Court decision affecting brand owners

​​​​​​​The Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) has long offered brand owners operating in South Africa an alternative to approaching the Courts for advertising disputes.

20th Jun 2022 | Feature

Business Development: (re)gaining confidence in your ability to do it, and do it well

​​​​​​​What do Business Development (BD), fitness, and recovery from a shoulder injury have in common? Business development coach Nicky Denegri explores the similarities.

14th Jun 2022 | Feature

UK IPO shifts to digital Design registration certificates

As of June 2022, Design registration certificates are now being sent by email.

13th Jun 2022 | News
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