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).
International trade mark and design registrations that designate the EU will continue to cover the UK, even in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has confirmed.
A “mechanism for cooperation” should be established between the UK and EU post-Brexit for trade marks, designs and patents a new document released by UK and EU negotiators reveals.
IP rights and rights of representation feature in the draft withdrawal agreement, published on 14th November 2018.
A new parliamentary report calls for Government to seek continued rights of representation for UK representatives at the EUIPO.
The UK Government committs to 'cloning' all EU trade marks and designs onto the UK registers on Brexit, even if there is no deal.
The UK Government is seeking an arrangement whereby UK and EU legal representatives can jointly support clients with cases before EU institutions post-Brexit.
The UK Government has given further reassurances to business that EU intellectual property rights will continue to be protected in the UK post-Brexit, and in a further development, at no-cost.
The UK Government published its proposed 'blueprint' for the future, post-Brexit, relationship between the UK and EU across a wide range of areas including trade marks.
Our joint response to the European Commission's approach to pending EU trade mark and registered design applications.
Our submission to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
A number of European intellectual property (IP) organisations, including CITMA, have issued a joint statement on Brexit to the European Commission.
AIM, APRAM, BMM, CITMA, ECTA, INTA and MARQUES, set out proposed solutions to some of the issues posed by IP post-Brexit.
The UK Government has published a paper which signals its intention to grant all European Union registered trade mark and design right holders an equivalent UK right.
Theresa May, in her Mansion House speech last week, confirmed that intellectual property would need to be covered in the EU-UK withdrawal agreement “to provide further legal certainty and coherence”.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has issued a new question and answer document at the recommendation of the European Commission.
Intellectual property (IP) was featured several times in the UK Government’s sector analysis reports on the impact of leaving the EU on the British economy, published in December