Make an impact professionally

Discover what opportunities are available on our committees and working groups to make an impact and support your development.

Our committees and working groups, run by our fantastic volunteers, are vital to our success.

Did you know there are over 25 different working groups and committees?

Our working groups and committees meet several times a year to drive forward change within the profession, while making sure the interests of our members are at the forefront of any decisions being made.

Volunteering gives you the chance to meet new people, learn new skills while supporting our members.

No matter what your experience, skillset and time is like, there are plenty of volunteering opportunities with us.

From supporting the planning of our events programme to looking at the implications of changes to IP law, there are many ways that you can help shape the future of CITMA and the IP profession.

View our current vacancies below to see how you can help today.

Let us know which opportunity interests you by sending us an email. Click the button below to get started.

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Committee and working group vacancies

Mediation Seminar Working Group

We are looking for three members to volunteer.

In this role you will help us develop the content and programme for a seminar on mediation, alongside Nottingham Law School and the UK IPO.

Indicative time commitment: One hour per month.

WIPO liaison working group

We are looking for two volunteers with hands-on expertise of international designs.

In this role you will work with WIPO and the UK IPO, in relation to Madrid & Hague issues.

Indicative time commitment: One hour per month

Design and copyright working group

We are looking for one volunteer who has in-house experience.

In this role you will respond to consultations. Provide comments on EU IPO's annual amendments to Guidelines on Design Practice.

Indicative time commitment: One hour per month

Publications and communications steering group

We are looking for one member to volunteer.

You will be a sounding board for the direction and content of our communications and publications.

Indicative time commitment: One hour per month - includes three meetings per year.

Advice clinics

We are always looking for volunteers for the advice clinics that we hold for members of the public.

To volunteer you will need to be an Ordinary, Fellow or Allied member of CITMA.

Read more about the advice clinics

IP Pro Bono

We are looking for five volunteers, you will need to be willing to take on pro bono cases and encourage other members to get involved and help promote pro bono.

The intellectual property pro bono scheme - IP Pro Bono - provides free intellectual property advice and legal support for small businesses involved in intellectual property disputes.

Read more about Pro Bono

If you are interested in any of the opportunities listed above contact us today.

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Volunteer stories

How volunteering positively impacts your career

Eleanor Merrett has been a member of our Law and Practice Committee for eight years and has reaped the rewards ever since.

23rd Nov 2020 | Feature

The journey to CITMA President

Already busy in his new role and with plans to get more members involved is our President Richard Goddard.

20th Aug 2020 | Feature

Meet Rachel – our First Vice-President

A passion for trade mark law and a keenness to connect the IP profession globally demonstrate why Rachel Wilkinson-Duffy can be considered a perfect fit as our First Vice-President.

29th Jul 2020 | Feature

Get to know our Second Vice-President and Treasurer

This week, we’re delighted to shine a spotlight on our Second Vice-President and Treasurer, Kelly Saliger.

17th Jun 2020 | Feature