Meet the officers
Our team of officers are elected by our governing Council to lead CITMA. They all serve two-year terms.
Rachel Wilkinson-Duffy, President
Rachel is the President of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and a Partner in the London office of Baker McKenzie, where she practices as a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Litigator & Advocate.
Rachel was the chair of CITMA's Law & Practice Committee for many years and continues to be active within the Committee and many other CITMA Working Groups.
Her practice covers a range of industries, including the fashion and luxury sectors, but she has a particular focus on life sciences and regulatory issues relating to parallel trade in the EU and naming clearance.
Kelly Saliger, First Vice-President
A dual qualified Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and Solicitor, Kelly has a wealth of experience advising brand owners on all matters relating to trade mark and design portfolios.
Kelly has over 10 years’ experience in the field and specialises in international litigation, enforcement and strategy particularly in the field of technology and media. She has acted before the Appointed Person and led multi-territorial prosecution and litigation. Kelly chairs our Education, Qualifications and Standards Committee.
Dan Hardman-Smart, Second Vice-President/ Treasurer
Dan joined Stobbs in July 2019 after working as a solo practitioner and small business owner. He has assisted many entrepreneurs and SMEs with protecting their trade marks, passing off rights and designs.
He is particularly interested in international trade marks and managing portfolios around the world, and has a specialism in the registration and maintenance of trade marks in isolated or less known jurisdictions.
He has been a lead tutor on the CITMA Paralegal Course for a number of years and currently chairs the CITMA Paralegal Committee.
Richard Goddard, Immediate Past-President
Richard is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney at BP p.l.c., where his work includes advising on the registration, enforcement and licensing of trade marks and designs. Richard joined the profession in 2003, working in private practice for several years before moving in-house.
Richard is chair of our Executive Committee.