The application by the United Kingdom 's Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) for Chartered ' status has been given royal approval after it was granted a Royal Charter by The Queen this month.
The announcement paves the way for ITMA to become the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) and for Registered Trade Mark Attorneys who are members of CITMA to be Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys.
Our Registered Trade Mark Attorneys will see the change in their title once the Charter receives the official Great Seal from the Crown Office later this year.
ITMA President Chris McLeod said: Holding a Royal Charter will give further public recognition for the high standards in qualification, regulation and continuing professional development of our members. The increased profile will also help to protect consumers - by using a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney the public and businesses will be assured of the high standard of service our members provide.