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).
Intellectual Property Magazine’s Brexit podcast panel, including Richard Goddard, returned to discuss future issues for IP following Brexit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find the links to the latest UK IPO and EUIPO guidance on post-Brexit trade marks and designs.
To help you prepare for 31st December we have put together a checklist of things you you should be considering.
The legal means to bring in changes to the UK IPO address for service rules has today been laid in Parliament.
New trade mark, design and patent applications and oppositions from January 2021 will need a UK address for service the Government has confirmed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UK IPO Chief Executive Tim Moss told our Autumn Conference delegates that he hopes to make an announcement on UK address for service soon.
The Government is introducing its own scheme for protecting geographical names of food, drink and agricultural products in the UK.
The EUIPO has reminded firms and individuals to review and update association and representative IDs before the end of the year.