It is important for the role of intellectual property (IP) rights and the role Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys play to be considered at every step of the Brexit negotiation process.
Since the European Union (EU) Referendum result was announced in June 2016 we have taken a lead on developing options and solutions for the continued protection of registered EU IP rights in the UK. We are also leading on ensuring the rights of our members to represent their clients and organisations before the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
The legal means to bring in changes to the UK IPO address for service rules has today been laid in Parliament.
New trade mark, design and patent applications and oppositions from January 2021 will need a UK address for service the Government has confirmed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UK IPO Chief Executive Tim Moss told our Autumn Conference delegates that he hopes to make an announcement on UK address for service soon.
The Government is introducing its own scheme for protecting geographical names of food, drink and agricultural products in the UK.
The EUIPO has reminded firms and individuals to review and update association and representative IDs before the end of the year.
It has been well over a month since the ‘call for views’ on UK address for service closed, so we wanted to provide an update on the developments.
The EUIPO has published detailed Brexit guidance clarifying a number of post-Brexit issues including representation and ongoing proceedings.
CITMA President Richard Goddard joined three other panellists on IP Magazine’s podcast series to discuss all things Brexit – including the lack of clarity relating to the provisions of the withdrawal agreement.
The EUIPO plans to interpret EU trade mark regulations (EUTMR) so that employee representatives ‘must be in the EEA’ to represent before the EUIPO.
We received a large volume of questions during our recent Brexit webinar, we have published our answers to the key questions.
The UK IPO has published an ‘informal consultation’ on changes to its address for service rules.
The statutory instrument (SI) to implement the terms of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement for intellectual property into UK law has been laid.