Latest news

CITMA Strategic Plan cover 2024-2026.png

CITMA strategic plan 2024-2026

We are pleased to present our plan for supporting you and our changing profession over the next three years.

5th Dec 2023 | News

EUIPO launches mediation centre

The EUIPO has launched a new mediation centre for alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

5th Dec 2023 | News
Drinks reception group 4 LCL23.jpg

London Christmas Lunch 2023: photo gallery

Our London Christmas Lunch brought together more than 650 of our members and friends - see our pick of the photos.

4th Dec 2023 | News
winners group 23.jpg

Celebrating 2023’s CITMA awards winners

The CITMA awards are our chance to celebrate the top trade mark students in the country. We are delighted to announce the 2023 winners.

4th Dec 2023 | News
More news


Intellectual Property Office IPO window.jpg

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
Parliament and lights.jpg

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
Trade mark register.png

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
R in circle registered trade mark reflection

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
Go to our Brexit news archive


Mens mental health scriblle.jpg

Managing and identifying risks to mental health in the workplace

All employers have the ability to work towards creating mentally healthy workplaces.

20th Nov 2023 | Feature
Clarivate Analyzer.png

Clarivate's New Artificial Intelligence Tools to Enable Trade Mark Professionals to Assess Brand Risk from Every Angle

The new tools gather, analyse, compare, and deliver insights from more than 140 million trade mark records and more than 6.2 million trade mark office and court decisions. This feature contains sponsored content.

24th Oct 2023 | Feature
Imposter syndrome istock.jpg

Lifting the lid on imposter syndrome

Many of us will have moments of feeling uncomfortable in our workplaces but when this feeling pervades every thought it can develop into something more severe.

16th Oct 2023 | Feature
EU map and stars.jpg

The future of trade marks: protecting unusual trade marks in the EU, Germany, and Sweden

As the trade mark world evolves, practioners continue to ask: what can be protected?

10th Oct 2023 | Feature

CITMA Review features:

Self driving vehicle.png

And yet they move: A story of IP and technology assessment - sponsored content

In association with Dennemeyer IP Consulting

15th Nov 2023 | CITMA Review feature
probono.jpg 1

Pause over for pro bono

Kate O’Rourke celebrates the relaunch of a vital tool in the fight for equal access to IP justice

13th Nov 2023 | CITMA Review feature
credit FabrikaSimf _ 1

Golden age thinking

Ashwin Julka brings us up-to-date on the evergreen trend for nostalgia branding

13th Nov 2023 | CITMA Review feature
insurance.jpg 1

Negligence claims: No more?

Redvers Cunningham of PAMIA provides his pointers for avoiding issues over professional advice

13th Nov 2023 | CITMA Review feature

Case comments


Lost in a crowd

Horse and rider motifs yet again reared their heads in court, writes Lucy Singer

13th Nov 2023 | Case comment
cc6.jpg 1

No love lost

Stephanie Taylor shares why a heart-shaped motif was not found to be novel

13th Nov 2023 | Case comment
cc5.jpg 1

Slippery issue

Henry Schlaefli stresses the risks of submitting arguments that could damage your own case

13th Nov 2023 | Case comment

Human hand still holds sway

A US court has ruled autonomous AI output is not protected under copyright law, reports Erika Coccia

13th Nov 2023 | Case comment
More case comments