Wed 30th Nov 2016

Page White and Farrer trade mark professionals become chartered trade mark attorneys

Service: Trade marks


In recognition of the high standards of education, regulation and professional development, the Privy Council has awarded a royal charter to the professional association that governs UK trade mark attorneys.

The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) has for many decades efficiently regulated the practices of trade mark professionals in the UK. They have been very active in promoting quality in professional development training and examinations.

The granting of the royal charter is effectively a seal of quality that recognises the assistance by trade mark attorneys to businesses. Trade mark attorneys will now be known as chartered trade mark attorneys.


The UK Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, said 'Protecting IP rights is important to growth, innovation and creativity. CITMA and its members will continue to help businesses protect their brands here and overseas'.


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