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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).


Deadline looms for pending EU rights

Earlier UK filing dates for some 70,000 trade marks are still eligible to claimed with the deadline just six weeks away.

19th Aug 2021 | News

UK IPO's warning about priority filings

Just ten weeks remain until the filing deadline for UK priority applications based on rights that were pending at the EUIPO on 1st January 2021.

21st Jul 2021 | News

May 2021 - post-Brexit Q&A

Five months on from the end of the Brexit transition period we wanted to tie up some of the loose ends and provide as much clarity as possible on some of the technical points we have been raising with the UK IPO on your behalf.

12th May 2021 | Brexit

UK IPO extends bulk change of address service

The UK IPO has announced that it is extending its bulk change of address service until 30th September 2021.

15th Mar 2021 | News

Refiling comparable word marks

We have received an update from the UK IPO about filing dates for refiled UK trade mark applications.

9th Mar 2021 | Brexit

Update on filing dates and international designs

Nearly two months since the re-creation of EU rights and designations as comparable UK rights, we have continued to keep in touch with the UK IPO with the issues and queries you have raised about these. 

1st Mar 2021 | Brexit

Re-registered international designs now available

International designs designating the EU that were registered before 1st January 2021 are now available to view or search on the UK register.

25th Feb 2021 | News

Latest information on UK comparable rights

The UK IPO has provided answers to a number of queries raised on UK comparable rights, created at the end of the Brexit transition period.

28th Jan 2021 | Brexit

Exhaustion is main post-Brexit “question mark”

Intellectual Property Magazine’s Brexit podcast panel, including Richard Goddard, returned to discuss future issues for IP following Brexit.

18th Jan 2021 | News

UK IPO bulk change of address

Representative address details on newly created comparable UK trade marks and designs can be updated in bulk thanks to a new service launched by the UK IPO.

15th Jan 2021 | News

EU trade marks recreated in the UK

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.

4th Jan 2021 | News

Post-transition UK IPO practice

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.

22nd Dec 2020 | News

IPReg clarifies use of European titles

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.

10th Dec 2020 | News

Latest UK IPO and EUIPO information

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.

7th Dec 2020 | Brexit

Links to official UK IPO and EUIPO Brexit guidance

Find the links to the latest UK IPO and EUIPO guidance on post-Brexit trade marks and designs.

7th Dec 2020 | Brexit

End of year Brexit checklist

To help you prepare for 31st December we have put together a checklist of things you you should be considering.

7th Dec 2020 | Brexit
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