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).
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.
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.
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)
WIPO has published information about how users rights would be preserved – and how to safeguard those rights – in a no deal scenario.
The UK Government has published new guidance on trade marks if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Following the announcement that Boris Johnson will be the new Prime Minister we have issued the following statement.
We have published a quick reference guide to registered and unregistered EU designs post-Brexit.
Guidance from the EUIPO on the evidence required to prove ‘real and effective establishment’ in an EEA member state.
The EUIPO has published an updated official communication from EUIPO Executive Director Christian Archambeau on Brexit.
On 10th April the EU confirmed that it had granted the UK a further extension to the Brexit process until 31st October 2019.
The numbering for equivalent UK registrations of Registered Community Designs and international registrations post-Brexit has been announced.
The UK’s proposal to extend the date of its withdrawal from the European Union (EU) has been agreed.
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.
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.
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.
We have brought together all the information currently available on the future rights of representation for UK professionals before the EUIPO.