Latest Brexit news

The most recent updates, news and publications on Brexit.

Re-registered international designs now available

International designs designating the EU that were registered before 1st January 2021 are now available to view or search on the UK register.

25th Feb 2021 | News

Latest information on UK comparable rights

The UK IPO has provided answers to a number of queries raised on UK comparable rights, created at the end of the Brexit transition period.

28th Jan 2021 | Brexit

Exhaustion is main post-Brexit “question mark”

Intellectual Property Magazine’s Brexit podcast panel, including Richard Goddard, returned to discuss future issues for IP following Brexit.

18th Jan 2021 | News

UK IPO bulk change of address

Representative address details on newly created comparable UK trade marks and designs can be updated in bulk thanks to a new service launched by the UK IPO.

15th Jan 2021 | News

EU trade marks recreated in the UK

More than two million trade marks and designs registered at the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have been recreated in the UK ensuring continuation of protection.

4th Jan 2021 | News

Post-transition UK IPO practice

Details of the impact new legislation has on practice before the UK IPO has been published. The legal changes come into force on 1st January 2021.

22nd Dec 2020 | News

IPReg clarifies use of European titles

The Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) has confirmed that titles including the term ‘European’ can be used by UK attorneys post-Brexit, but the announcement came with an important caveat.

10th Dec 2020 | News

Latest UK IPO and EUIPO information

Read new information from the UK IPO and EUIPO, including when EU rights will appear on UK IPO databases, how late comparable rights renewals will be handled by the UK IPO and opt-outs.

7th Dec 2020 | Brexit

Links to official UK IPO and EUIPO Brexit guidance

Find the links to the latest UK IPO and EUIPO guidance on post-Brexit trade marks and designs.

7th Dec 2020 | Brexit

End of year Brexit checklist

To help you prepare for 31st December we have put together a checklist of things you you should be considering.

7th Dec 2020 | Brexit

Changes to address for service set to become law

The legal means to bring in changes to the UK IPO address for service rules has today been laid in Parliament.

23rd Nov 2020 | News

Government confirms change to address for service rules

New trade mark, design and patent applications and oppositions from January 2021 will need a UK address for service the Government has confirmed.

19th Nov 2020 | News

Unregistered design rights – are your clients ready?

There will be a real day-to-day change to the level of coverage unregistered design rights provide businesses post-Brexit, as John Coldham explains.

9th Nov 2020 | News

Latest EUIPO information

With less than two months until the end of the Brexit transition period, we are keen to provide you with the latest information on what the picture will be post December 2020. 

6th Nov 2020 | Brexit

Autumn Conference - Brexit briefing

From international registrations to the priority period for pending applications, the key details of how trade marks and designs will work post-Brexit were covered in detail by Richard May from Osborne Clarke.

6th Nov 2020 | Brexit

Trade mark harmonisation post-Brexit

The freedom for the UK to depart from EU trade mark law is more theoretical than it may first appear, Daniel Alexander QC told delegates at our Autumn Conference.

5th Nov 2020 | News
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Our Brexit papers

Read our main publications on Brexit

Trade marks, designs, business and Brexit

We set out the business case for clarity, collaboration & concerted action on post-Brexit IP.

5th Dec 2017 | Brexit

CITMA Brexit position paper

Our position on post-Brexit registered intellectual property rights (trade marks and designs) and rights of representation

12th Jul 2017 | Brexit

Brexit webinar 

We share the latest guidance. 

Brexit webinar

Brexit is one of the biggest challenges our profession has faced. In this webinar our expert panel dissect the latest guidance and uncover just what this means for you and your firm.

9th Jul 2020 | Event presentation

 

 

Trade marks

Trade marks - Tuvalu and Montenegro scenarios

This document expands upon the ‘Montenegro’ and ‘Tuvalu’ scenarios we outlined in CITMA’s ‘EU registered rights - trade mark’ document.

19th Jan 2017 | Brexit

EU registered rights - trade marks

Read our original scenarios analysis of how EU trade marks could be handled post-Brexit.

19th Aug 2016 | Brexit

 

Registered designs

Registered designs - Tuvalu and Montenegro scenarios

This document expands upon the 'Montenegro' and 'Tuvalu' scenarios we outlined in CITMA's 'EU registered rights - designs' document.

27th Jan 2017 | Brexit

EU registered rights - designs

Our original analysis of the possible scenarios for post-Brexit intellectual property.

19th Aug 2016 | Brexit

 

Rights of representation

EUIPO rights of representation – what we know

We have brought together all the information currently available on the future rights of representation for UK professionals before the EUIPO.

18th Feb 2019 | Brexit

Professional representation update

Our updated briefing looking at the issues and options with regards to rights of representation.

30th Jan 2017 | Brexit

Professional representation before the EUIPO post-Brexit

Our guidance on rights of representation post-Brexit.

12th Aug 2016 | Brexit