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Law and practice snippets: April 2024 

This month’s practice points from our Law and Practice Committee, including an update on tribunal timescales at the UK IPO and new regulations on GIs from the EUIPO.

17th Apr 2024 | News
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New CITMA President elected

Kelly Saliger has been elected as President of The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys and will make education one of her top priorities.

16th Apr 2024 | News
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CITMA Council election results 2024

Congratulations to the members who have been elected to sit on our governing Council following recent elections.

28th Mar 2024 | News
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Spring Conference 2024 picture gallery

Some 200 speakers, delegates and exhibitors from 25 countries joined forces for a range of interactive sessions, networking opportunities and volunteering.

26th Mar 2024 | News
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UK IPO updates address for service guidance

Ahead of the upcoming changes to address for service rules for comparable trade marks and re-registered designs, the UK IPO has published updated guidance on the requirements.

6th Sep 2023 | News
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UK government announces no action on exhaustion

The government needs more time to explore the UK’s future exhaustion of intellectual property (IP) regime meaning there will be no imminent change, it has announced.

18th Jan 2022 | News
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Deadline looms for pending EU rights

Earlier UK filing dates for some 70,000 trade marks are still eligible to claimed with the deadline just six weeks away.

19th Aug 2021 | News
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UK IPO's warning about priority filings

Just ten weeks remain until the filing deadline for UK priority applications based on rights that were pending at the EUIPO on 1st January 2021.

21st Jul 2021 | News
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The Smiley Company offers a case study on how to raise IP awareness with a simple brand

Kelly Saliger draws on the history of the Smiley Company to demonstrate how brand protection and licensing are integral to brand monetisation using a simple case study to raise awareness of intellectual property.

12th Apr 2024 | Feature
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CITMA Paralegal Representative Review: 2023

With 2024 well underway, newly re-elected CITMA Paralegal Representative Kane Ridley looks back on a packed year.

3rd Apr 2024 | Feature
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“Use it or lose it”: filing declarations of use with the USPTO

What do best practices and considerations for trade mark maintenance in the US entail?

3rd Apr 2024 | Feature
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Spring Conference 2024: Sessions roundup

We brought great minds from across our profession together to discuss and investigate the role of AI and technology in the future of intellectual property practice.

22nd Mar 2024 | Feature

CITMA Review features:

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Keeping the peace

Carol Nyahasha explains the core principles behind brand co-existence

27th Feb 2024 | CITMA Review feature

Letter from IP inclusive: Allyship: what, who and when?

Andrea Brewster returns to a subject that will stay top of the agenda.

27th Feb 2024 | CITMA Review feature

Insider February 2024

CITMA news and updates.

27th Feb 2024 | CITMA Review feature

Reverse thinking

A fresh approach to mentoring can be a step forward for your firm, suggests Rachael O’Connor.

27th Feb 2024 | CITMA Review feature

Case comments


Omega’s missing link

Not all evidence showed sufficient connection, writes Tim Greenwood.

27th Feb 2024 | Case comment

The party’s over

David Birchall reports on how a business that began proceedings ended up losing its own rights.

27th Feb 2024 | Case comment

Predator in parts

Amelia Skelding explains the weaknesses in the Opponent’s attack.

27th Feb 2024 | Case comment

Anno horribilis

Robert Franks reflects on a bad outcome for the Applicant.

27th Feb 2024 | Case comment
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