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The latest news from CITMA and around the world of intellectual property.


Our updated competency framework for Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys

We have updated our advanced competency framework – your guide to the technical and general skills of a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.

17th Nov 2021 | News

Trade mark protection for the European shoe manufacturing industry

Fashion is inarguably one of Europe’s key exports from both an economic and a cultural perspective, and shoes are among its most distinctive elements. Only by rigorously protecting brand identity and fair competition can this valuable market sustain its success.

16th Nov 2021 | Feature

New law to correct ‘unfair imbalance’

A new route to counter challenge will be made available at the UK IPO to correct an ‘unfair imbalance’ between UK IPO and EUIPO practices.

16th Nov 2021 | News

Our partnership with Raconteur

We are to partner with Raconteur for its intellectual property supplement, read by over 1 million people, again in 2021. 

16th Nov 2021 | News

Own your career development: seven tips for building your dream career in IP

The trade mark sector is a rich and vibrant part of the legal industry and there are a huge variety of career routes.

10th Nov 2021 | Feature

Chris Cook obituary

It is with great sadness that we report the untimely death of Christopher “Chris” Cook.

9th Nov 2021 | News

EUIPO finds huge rise in ‘green’ trade marks

‘Green’ terms relating to the environment and sustainability have seen seismic increases on the EU trade mark register since 1996, a new EUIPO report has revealed.

1st Nov 2021 | News

New trade mark formalities introductory course

An online and on demand course to give new trade mark formalities staff a grounding in IP has been launched.

1st Nov 2021 | News
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