Brexit news

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).


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

Announcement on UK address for service “soon”

UK IPO Chief Executive Tim Moss told our Autumn Conference delegates that he hopes to make an announcement on UK address for service soon.

5th Nov 2020 | News

Logos for UK geographical indications revealed

The Government is introducing its own scheme for protecting geographical names of food, drink and agricultural products in the UK.

28th Oct 2020 | News

Updating EUIPO association IDs

The EUIPO has reminded firms and individuals to review and update association and representative IDs before the end of the year.

26th Oct 2020 | News

Update on address for service and EUIPO guidance

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. 

8th Oct 2020 | Brexit

EUIPO publishes new Brexit guidance

The EUIPO has published detailed Brexit guidance clarifying a number of post-Brexit issues including representation and ongoing proceedings.

14th Sep 2020 | News

Weighing in on Brexit

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.

19th Aug 2020 | News

EUIPO position on employee representatives

The EUIPO plans to interpret EU trade mark regulations (EUTMR) so that employee representatives ‘must be in the EEA’ to represent before the EUIPO.

6th Aug 2020 | News

Brexit Q&A - August 2020

We received a large volume of questions during our recent Brexit webinar, we have published our answers to the key questions.

6th Aug 2020 | Brexit

UK IPO consults on changing address for service rules

The UK IPO has published an ‘informal consultation’ on changes to its address for service rules.

29th Jul 2020 | News

Implementing IP statutory instrument laid

The statutory instrument (SI) to implement the terms of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement for intellectual property into UK law has been laid.

24th Jul 2020 | News
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