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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).


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

Our response to a new Prime Minister

Following the announcement that Boris Johnson will be the new Prime Minister we have issued the following statement.

23rd Jul 2019 | News

Brexit and designs quick reference guide

We have published a quick reference guide to registered and unregistered EU designs post-Brexit.

16th Jul 2019 | Brexit

EUIPO response to queries from UK representatives

Guidance from the EUIPO on the evidence required to prove ‘real and effective establishment’ in an EEA member state.

9th May 2019 | Brexit

EUIPO publishes updated official communication

The EUIPO has published an updated official communication from EUIPO Executive Director Christian Archambeau on Brexit. 

18th Apr 2019 | News

Further Brexit extension granted

On 10th April the EU confirmed that it had granted the UK a further extension to the Brexit process until 31st October 2019. 

10th Apr 2019 | News

Numbering for post-Brexit trade marks and designs

The numbering for equivalent UK registrations of Registered Community Designs and international registrations post-Brexit has been announced.

27th Mar 2019 | News

Brexit extension granted

The UK’s proposal to extend the date of its withdrawal from the European Union (EU) has been agreed.

22nd Mar 2019 | News

EUIPO publishes guidance

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has published new guidance on the impact of Brexit, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29th March.

11th Mar 2019 | News

Trade mark Brexit guidance for business

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has published new guidance for business in the event of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) without a deal.

4th Mar 2019 | News

Numbering for cloned EU trade marks in the UK

EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) will be given a short prefix on the UK register when UK leaves the EU, the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) has today confirmed.

21st Feb 2019 | News

EUIPO rights of representation – what we know

We have brought together all the information currently available on the future rights of representation for UK professionals before the EUIPO.

18th Feb 2019 | Brexit
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