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).


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

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

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

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

Minister promises “call for views” on address for service

Government minister Nadhim Zahawi MP has responded to concerns of UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys in Parliament, promising a “call for views”.

24th Jul 2020 | News

Brexit update - update on address for service

Our latest Brexit update on address for service.

9th Jul 2020 | News

Brexit - update on IP in EU negotiations

Earlier this week we met with officials from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to discuss the issue of rights of representation in the ongoing EU negotiations.

19th Jun 2020 | News

Parliamentary questions

In recent weeks several written Parliamentary Questions have been asked on the issues of rights of representation and UK address for service.

19th Jun 2020 | Brexit

Brexit update

Read what we have been doing recently to fight your corner.

14th May 2020 | News

UK Government sets out negotiation position on IP

The UK Government is open to cooperation with the EU on intellectual property and is seeking to ensure high standards of protection for trade marks and designs.

28th Feb 2020 | News

UK will be part of EU IP system during transition

The UK will continue to be part of the EU trade mark and design system until 31st December 2020, following ratification of the UK’s EU Withdrawal Agreement.

29th Jan 2020 | News

Brexit - what happens next?

What is now likely to happen to registered EU Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs, and rights of representation for UK professional representatives before the EUIPO? (UPDATED 28th January 2020)

9th Jan 2020 | Brexit

Possible ‘No-Deal’ Brexit: Implications on International Applications and Registrations

WIPO has published information about how users rights would be preserved – and how to safeguard those rights – in a no deal scenario.

30th Sep 2019 | Brexit

New no-deal Brexit guidance on trade marks

The UK Government has published new guidance on trade marks if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

20th Sep 2019 | News
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