20-minute vodcasts

Filmed specially for you, our student vodcast series covers soft skills and wellbeing topics to help you now and in the future. We have sourced experts who in 20 minutes share their essential insight with you.  

How to prepare for client meetings

Meetings with existing clients and to win new business will be an important part of your daily working life. Feel confident and learn what to say and how to follow-up with business development expert Bernard Savage from Size 10½ Boots

Developing your career

How do you move on up in a career in IP? How quickly should you expect to progress? What should you be doing to help you achieve your goals? We asked IP recruiter Pete Fellows to answer these questions.

Mental wellbeing

We know juggling your study with training on the job can be intensive. We asked Ann Charlton from legal wellbeing charity LawCare to give you some pointers on how to look out for the mental wellbeing of yourself and those around you. 

More videos coming soon...

We will be bringing you more insight and support. Please let us know what you'd be interested in seeing here.

Features

Read insight written with you and all our student members in mind.  

How to say no – without sounding negative

As a new starter, it can be difficult to turn down colleagues’ requests – especially when you’re trying to come across as a team player

23rd Jun 2021 | Feature

‘Should I take a sandwich year?’

Becky Campbell, now a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney for Marks & Clerk LLP, shares her thoughts on the positives and negatives of taking time in the middle.

23rd Jun 2021 | Feature

What I wish I knew when I was a trainee

Mark Caddle, now a partner at Withers & Rogers, shares his time as a trainee and what his advice would be to his younger self.

13th Oct 2020 | Feature

Five questions with Eve Brown

It’s not easy balancing study, exams, work and your personal life. We get the low-down on how student representative Eve Brown manages it all.

12th Oct 2020 | Feature

Hello, IPO!

What did a group of newly qualified attorneys learn from going behind the scenes in Newport?

8th Jun 2020

Introducing Eve, your CITMA student representative

Eve Brown of Marks & Clerk was recently selected as the student representative on CITMA's Council

8th Apr 2020 | Feature

Can you move jobs after only a short time in training as a trade mark attorney?

Can you move jobs after only a short time in training as a trade mark attorney? Pete Fellows says ‘yes’ but then adds a whole lot of caveats and advice. It’s never simple is it?

14th Jun 2019 | Feature

Case comments

Expand your knowledge of key IP cases with insight from peers across the profession. You can also dip into our archive to find cases from the past few years. 

Confusion is a complex concept

The courts are bound to take in the bigger picture, writes Beverley Potts. [2021] EWCA Civ 425, UK Gymnastics Ltd, UK Gymnastics Affiliation Ltd & Christopher Adams v British Amateur Gymnastics Association, Court of Appeal, 24th March 2021.

18th Jun 2021 | Case comment

Cheesed off

The latest appeal related to Halloumi has amounted to nothing, Ellie Wilson reports. T-282/19, Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional Cheese of Cyprus named Halloumi v EUIPO, General Court, 24th March 2021

18th Jun 2021 | Case comment

Safety Bull takes all

For Peter Collie, this case is an interesting illustration of conceptual meaning’s role in finding indirect confusion. O/097/21, BULL (Opposition), UK IPO, 9th February 2021.

18th Jun 2021 | Case comment

Present and corrected

Charlotte Wilding highlights the danger of relying solely on dictum. B 3 017 194, Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc. v Shenzhen Jia Li Fu Kang Logistics Co. Ltd, EUIPO, 23rd March 2021.

18th Jun 2021 | Case comment
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Webinar and lecture recordings

Our events will provide you with additional insight into key IP topics. We record our events so you can watch them on-demand.   

Hot property - The scope and scale of global counterfeiting

Phil Lewis uncovered how recent international strategies and political changes have raised new challenges in tackling IP crime.

21st Jul 2021 | Event presentation

Brexit and designs

Rose Smalley-Gordon set out the key differences between those protection regimes coming from UK law vs. EU law. In turn, raising key points to be aware of in relation to design protection going forward.

13th Jul 2021 | Event presentation

South American trade mark round up

Highlighting key case law updates from courts and PTO's across Argentina, Brazil and Peru, our speakers set out how trade mark proceedings are evolving in South America.

30th Jun 2021 | Event presentation

Celebrating Pride

Our panel discussed what Pride means to them, why openness and acceptance in the profession is key and how to come out and bring all of who you are to the workplace.

22nd Jun 2021 | Event presentation
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CITMA Review

Our magazine gives you features and case comments that will help you enhance your knowledge. 

CITMA Review July 21

Read the July/August issue of CITMA Review online.

18th Jun 2021 | CITMA Review

CITMA Review May 21

Read the May/June issue of CITMA Review online.

22nd Apr 2021 | CITMA Review

CITMA Review March

Read the March/April issue of CITMA Review online.

12th Feb 2021 | CITMA Review

CITMA Review December

Read the December issue of CITMA Review online.

30th Nov 2020 | CITMA Review
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Case comments

Confusion is a complex concept

The courts are bound to take in the bigger picture, writes Beverley Potts. [2021] EWCA Civ 425, UK Gymnastics Ltd, UK Gymnastics Affiliation Ltd & Christopher Adams v British Amateur Gymnastics Association, Court of Appeal, 24th March 2021.

18th Jun 2021 | Case comment

Cheesed off

The latest appeal related to Halloumi has amounted to nothing, Ellie Wilson reports. T-282/19, Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional Cheese of Cyprus named Halloumi v EUIPO, General Court, 24th March 2021

18th Jun 2021 | Case comment

Safety Bull takes all

For Peter Collie, this case is an interesting illustration of conceptual meaning’s role in finding indirect confusion. O/097/21, BULL (Opposition), UK IPO, 9th February 2021.

18th Jun 2021 | Case comment

Present and corrected

Charlotte Wilding highlights the danger of relying solely on dictum. B 3 017 194, Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc. v Shenzhen Jia Li Fu Kang Logistics Co. Ltd, EUIPO, 23rd March 2021.

18th Jun 2021 | Case comment
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