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ITMA granted a Royal Charter

02-05-2016

Congratulations to The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) which has been granted a Royal Charter by the Queen. 

The Charter not only raises the profile of the Institute and the profession as a whole, but also acts as a mark of quality assurance. New Charters are recognition by the Privy Council and are reserved for bodies that work in the public interest and which demonstrate pre-eminence, stability and permanence in their field.

The Institute will receive the official Great Seal from the Crown Office later this year and become the Chartered Institute of Trade Marks (CITMA). Registered trademark attorneys who are members will become Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys.

It has been a busy few weeks for ITMA, which has also elected a new president. Kate O’Rourke MBE was voted into the role in mid-April and begins her two-year term leading the organisation through this exciting time.