Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys (CITMA) Set to Launch on November 24

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October 30, 2016 — Earlier this year, the Institute of Trademark Attorneys (ITMA) in the UK., announced that it had received royal approval after it was granted a Royal Charter by Her Majesty The Queen at a meeting of the Privy Council at Windsor Castle.

The announcement paved the way for ITMA to become the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys (CITMA) and for Registered Trademark Attorneys who are members of CITMA to be Chartered Trademark Attorneys.

CITMA will be officially launched on November 24, 2016, marking its transition from the Institute of Trademark Attorneys (ITMA).

Speaking about the upcoming launch, 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 trade marks and designs in the UK.”

The launch will include the unveiling of new visual identity for the organization.

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