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).


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 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

Brexit - Q&A February 2019

Our recent guidance on registered rights raised a number of questions from members. As many of the issues raised have wider implications we have pulled these together.

18th Feb 2019 | Brexit

Draft SIs for implementing Brexit changes

The draft statutory instruments (SIs) to implement the necessary changes to legislation resulting from Brexit are available to read.

6th Feb 2019 | News

Brexit – what we know now

We have put together all the essential information we have on registered EU trade mark and design rights post-Brexit, which you might find helpful. The guidance compares the current ‘deal’ with no deal.

5th Feb 2019 | Brexit

International IP registrations in the event of ‘no deal’ Brexit

International trade mark and design registrations that designate the EU will continue to cover the UK the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has confirmed.

7th Dec 2018 | News

UK and EU "should establish a mechanism for cooperation" on IP

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. 

22nd Nov 2018 | News

New draft Brexit withdrawal agreement published

IP rights and rights of representation feature in the draft withdrawal agreement, published on 14th November 2018.

15th Nov 2018 | News
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