CITMA blog

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


The battle for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency brands

Radical. Unstable. Unpredictable. Electronic currencies, or crypto, have made a big splash – but who is fighting to own the names to some of the best known, like Bitcoin?

20th Aug 2019 | Blog

What is a certification trade mark?

What do film classification logos, the ‘Red Tractor’ logo, ‘Parma Ham’ logo and ‘ATOL Protected’ logo all have in common? They are a different type of trade mark that tells you a product meets certain standards.

8th Jul 2019 | Blog

Adidas loses its stripes

This week, one of Adidas’s three stripes trade marks was declared invalid by the European General Court – as Chartered Trade Mark Attorney Graeme Murray explains.

20th Jun 2019 | Blog

Charities and trade marks

Why should charities register their brand and logos as trade marks? We asked Stephanie Crouch and Tom Albertini from intellectual property legal specialists J A Kemp to explain more.

18th Jun 2019 | Blog

Five reasons to register your trade mark

Add value to your business, protect against counterfeiters and ensure it is unquestionably yours to use – there are many reasons why all businesses should register their trade marks as Sarah De’Ath from HGF explains. 

11th Apr 2019 | Blog

AI trade marks: a unique set of problems

AI is posing unique challenges to tech companies. Claire Hutson from Marks & Clerk shares why a strong portfolio of trade marks is essential for any firms involved with AI. 

20th Mar 2019 | Blog

The difference between trade marks, patents, copyright and designs explained

Trade marks, patents, copyright and designs are all different types of intellectual property – what is the difference between them, and which should you be thinking about? Chartered Trade Mark Attorney Adam Kellett has the answers.

26th Feb 2019 | Blog

Why Campbell’s succeeded where McDonald’s failed

The differing recent fortunes of Campbell’s and McDonald’s trade marks highlight the need for businesses to document use of trade marks, as Chartered Trade Mark Attorney Graeme Murray explains.

19th Feb 2019 | Blog
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