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).


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

Parliamentary report calls for UK representation at EUIPO post-Brexit

A new parliamentary report calls for Government to seek continued rights of representation for UK representatives at the EUIPO. 

25th Oct 2018 | News

Government commits to 'cloning' EU trade marks and designs

The UK Government committs to 'cloning' all EU trade marks and designs onto the UK registers on Brexit, even if there is no deal.

25th Sep 2018 | News

Government updates position on rights of representation

The UK Government is seeking an arrangement whereby UK and EU legal representatives can jointly support clients with cases before EU institutions post-Brexit.

24th Jul 2018 | News

Government gives further reassurance of EU trade marks

The UK Government has given further reassurances to business that EU intellectual property rights will continue to be protected in the UK post-Brexit, and in a further development, at no-cost.

20th Jul 2018 | News

Government publishes Brexit White Paper

The UK Government published its proposed 'blueprint' for the future, post-Brexit, relationship between the UK and EU across a wide range of areas including trade marks.

12th Jul 2018 | News

Joint statement on pending EUTM applications

Our joint response to the European Commission's approach to pending EU trade mark and registered design applications.

13th Jun 2018 | Brexit

APPG on legal and constitutional affairs inquiry submission

Our submission to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

25th May 2018 | Brexit

Pan-European Brexit IP statement published

A number of European intellectual property (IP) organisations, including CITMA, have issued a joint statement on Brexit to the European Commission.

27th Mar 2018 | News
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