CITMA blog

Read insight into why trade marks are important to you. Expert analysis provided by our members. 


A royal headache

Harry and Meghan continue to face challenges protecting their brand.

5th Feb 2020 | Blog

Own goal for Liverpool?

Liverpool scores own goal attempting to register a trade mark.

14th Jan 2020 | Blog

What trade marks do The Apprentice finalists Carina and Scarlett own?

What do the brands and trade marks belonging to this year’s The Apprentice finalists tell us?

23rd Dec 2019 | Blog

Protecting your IP in 2020

Starting the year with a strategy for protecting your intellectual property (IP) can make a big difference.

12th Dec 2019 | Blog

The puzzle has been solved …maybe

Earlier this autumn, the General Court of the European Union, confirmed the invalidity of the Rubik’s Cube trade mark because it consists of a functional shape.

4th Dec 2019 | Blog

Black Friday shopping

Given the potential for severe brand abuse and risks to consumers, it is important for brands to match their commercial aspirations with legal resource.

29th Nov 2019 | Blog

The dos and don’ts of advertising wars

Comparative advertising can be a useful tool to undercut competitors, but it must be used with care.

16th Nov 2019 | Blog

Protecting the Rugby World Cup brand

As Rugby World Cup reaches an exciting conclusion, the winner on the field will be crowned – but how do brands win off the field and how do trade marks help.

25th Oct 2019 | Blog
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