With famous brands and trade marks in every industry and business, Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys play a key role in supporting innovation and development.

To learn more about the profession, join us for this introductory session on the world of intellectual property and the role of a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.

This webinar is offered as a part of IP Inclusive’s Summer of IP, offering introductory learning to anyone interested in a career in IP.

Covering the basics of what a trade mark attorney does and how you can become one, this webinar will offer you a look at a fruitful and varied possible career.

We will also explore what trade marks are and how they work, drawing on some key examples.

Gain insight into the community of trade mark professionals that CITMA can offer you, and the networking and career development opportunities that we provide.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the trainee experience and qualification process
  • How to become a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and one of the many possible routes into the profession
  • What a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney does and why it’s relevant to business and society
  • An understanding of what CITMA does, and how we support Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys.

Meet your speaker

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April Parker: CITMA Student representative and Trainee Trade Mark Attorney, Bird & Bird

April is a Trainee Trade Mark Attorney at Bird & Bird. Prior to commencing her training contract, she worked as a paralegal at Stobbs.

She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2021 with a first-class LLB. Her next step in her training is the QMUL Trade Mark Law and Practice course, which she will commence later this year.

April also runs a blog, According To A Law Student (ATALS). This was awarded the Santander Universities Summer Enterprise Grant for its innovative approach towards e-learning.