Re:connecting

Interact with the profession, develop your expertise and flourish at our first major in-person event of the year.

CITMA Conference

We are excited to introduce our first in-person conference since 2019.

From dealing with troublesome opponents to drafting coexistence agreements, our experienced speakers will help you to find practical solutions to stay on top of your game. 

We are also giving you the opportunity to give something back through our two corporate social responsibility sessions.

Host city for the 2022 Spring Conference is London. We expect a full house at our historic venue in the heart of the city - IET London: Savoy Place.

Getting together

Our exclusive pre-conference drinks reception is the perfect opportunity to get back into the swing of things and catch up with people who you have not seen for a year or more. 

The Refinery, a stylish bar on New Street Square, will be our venue for the reception. Mingle with all levels of the IP profession, including senior partners, CITMA Paralegals and students, inside or outside on the terrace.

An action-packed day of knowledge building and information sharing follows. 

Five hours' CPD

During the conference you will have the opportunity to develop in these areas: 

  • Dealing with troublesome opponents
  • Coexistence agreements
  • Supply chain issues
  • Designs 
  • How the system works for David v Goliath situations
  • China
  • UK case law
  • EU case law

Our speaker line-up will be announced shortly and includes high profile IP barristers, senior Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys and in-house attorneys.

We know this will be a popular one, delegate numbers are limited, so please book early to avoid missing out.

Venues

IET London

IET London, 2 Savoy Pl, London, WC2R 0BL

This year we will be at IET London: Savoy Place – a historic and award-winning venue on the River Thames which has recently undergone a £30 million refurbishment.

Located in the heart of London IET London: Savoy Place is easily accessible and close to many of the City’s most iconic landmarks.

Tube: Temple, Embankment, Blackfriars


Summer reception The Refinery

The Refinery, 12 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BF

Our exclusive drinks reception will be held at The Refinery, a stylish bar on the peaceful New Street Square. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the gorgeous space is flooded with light and offers a cosy alfresco terrace. It is conveniently located between Fleet Street and Chancery Lane.

Tube: Chancery Lane

Giving something back

You have the choice of two additional activities to support your community or small businesses. 

Advice clinic

Provide 30 minutes of vital trade mark advice to a small business who might otherwise be unable to afford it.

Volunteer two hours of your afternoon on Wednesday 16th March to help small businesses by taking part in our virtual advice clinic. You will be able to choose a time slot and take part in up to three 30 minute slots across two hours.

You must be a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney or other qualified legal professional to participate.

Vauxhall City Farm

Help Vauxhall City Farm tackle big jobs on the farmyard such as building animal enclosures, planting for the new season or redecorating the farm from 1pm to 4:30pm on Wednesday 16th March. 

Participation in the CSR activites are optional. Please select your preferred option when booking. 

Programme

Wednesday 16th March 2022 - from 1pm 
Corporate social responsibility afternoon 

Choose from: 

  • Volunteering at Vauxhall City Farm
  • Offering free trade mark advice to up to three small businesses

Wednesday 16th March 2022 - from 6:30pm
The Refinery, New Street Square, London

Exclusive conference drinks reception


Thursday 17th March 2022 - 9:45am-4:30pm
IET London: Savoy Place, London

Full conference programme to be announced 

Lunch is provided and refreshment breaks will be included throughout the day.

Please note that this programme is subject to change. Our full programme will be published soon. 

Keeping you safe 

We are commited to ensuring a safe environment at our events and will continue to review and act on the latest NHS and government coronavirus advice and guidance.

For your safety there will be additional measures in place and we will let you know about these ahead of the event.

If you do have any symptoms of coronavirus we will ask you not to attend.

Click here to read our current coronavirus events policy

Cost 

Your ticket includes:

  • Complimentary drinks reception
  • Five hours' CPD sessions
  • A delicious lunch
  • Access to one of our CSR activities 
  • All the tea and coffee you can drink
  • Exclusive access to presentation slides

Earlybird rate (until 17th February) 

CITMA member: £350
Standard: £425
 

Full rate (from 18th February)

CITMA member: £400
Standard: £475