Japanese government calls for EU trade mark protection post-Brexit

JapanJapan has called on the United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) to ensure trade marks and designs in the UK and EU are protected so that rights holders are not disadvantaged post-Brexit.

The message was part of the Japanese government’s open letter to the UK and EU outlining a set of demands issued on the eve of the G20 summit in China.

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Here is the excerpt on trade marks and design rights from the letter:

Unified protection of intellectual property rights

  • Protection in the UK of registered Community designs and EU trade marks
  • To uniformly protect intellectual property in the UK and the EU in order not to create disadvantages for the right holders. If the UK’s withdrawal had an impact on the rights and effects of registered Community designs and EU trademarks, this could generate disruption.