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).


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

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

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
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