Titles and designations - regulation

Royal-CharterHere is the full 'regulation A' for designation letters of CITMA members

Reference within Charter and Bye-Laws

Charter 10: Corporate Members may, subject to such conditions as the Council may lay down from time to time, use the title or description “Chartered Trade Mark Attorney” and the designatory letters “CTMA” after their names.

Charter 11: The Council may authorise Non-Corporate members to use such designatory letters after their names appropriate to their category of membership as it shall prescribe and subject to such conditions as it shall specify.

Regulations

1.Use of the title “Chartered Trade Mark Attorney”

(1)Only Corporate Members1 are able to use the title “Chartered Trade Mark Attorney”.

(2)Use of the title should be in full but may be abbreviated to “CTMA” when necessary.

(3)Where possible, use of the title should be accompanied with a reference to membership of “The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys” or “CITMA”.

(4)Where a person is dual qualified, is listed on the Register of Patent Attorneys and the Register of Trade Mark Attorneys and is a member of CIPA and CITMA, the following title may be used, “Chartered Patent and Trade Mark Attorney”.

(5)Use of the title can be included in circumstances such as, but not exclusive to:

  • Email/electronic signature/letter sign off
  • Corporate website profile
  • Social media profile
  • Business cards

(6)Corporate Members are also entitled to display the CITMA logo when referring to the title and in any of the circumstances as set out in 1(5).

(7)Non-Corporate Members2 are not entitled to use the title “Chartered Trade Mark Attorney” but are able to display the CITMA logo along with the designation as set out in 2(1). 

2.Designations of membership for Corporate and Non-Corporate Members

(1)All members are able to use the following letters or words to designate membership of The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys: 

MCITMA 

or

Member of The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys

or

Member of CITMA

(2)Fellows are able to use the following letters or words to designate Fellow membership of The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys:

FCITMA 

or

Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys

or

Fellow of CITMA  

Footnotes:

1 Corporate Members are members in the following categories of membership: Fellow, Ordinary, Corporate Honorary (Honorary member who is listed on the Register of Trade Mark Attorneys).

2 Non-Corporate Members are members in the following categories of membership: Affiliate, Allied, Associate, CITMA Paralegal, Student, Retired, Overseas, Honorary (Honorary member who is not listed on the Register of Trade Mark Attorneys)