CITMA to Launch

The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) will be officially launched on 24th November 2016, marking its transition from the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA). Ordinary members and Fellows of CITMA, who will also be on the Register of Trade Mark Attorneys, will hold the title Chartered Trade Mark Attorney following the launch. ITMA was granted a Royal Charter by the Privy Council in April 2016, paving the way for the launch of CITMA. Kate O’Rourke, President of ITMA, said: “This will be a momentous event for the profession and members of ITMA – soon to be CITMA. The Royal Charter will act as a further seal of quality for the work the profession does and the value it provides to business in the UK and across the globe. It will also enhance the role CITMA plays in the legal sector as the pre-eminent body for trademarks and designs in the UK.” The Charter has been scribed on vellum, before being sent to the Crown Office for the Great Seal of the Realm to be applied. The launch will include the unveiling of new visual identity for the organisation