Good news for ITMA members according to the ITMA website. ITMA and the Law Society have reached an agreement by which ITMA will be able to attempt to have the term TRADE MARK ATTORNEY as a regulated title, and will be able to register TRADE MARK ATTORNEY as a certification mark. The Law Society and ITMA have sorted out their differences, so that the Law Society are now satisfied that solicitors won’t be barred from using the title, and consumers won’t be confused into thinking that the ITMA members are lawyers.
The IPKat says that this sounds sensible. With a little bit of education, consumers should be able to easily know the difference between the two professions.