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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).


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, even in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit 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

Joint statement on trade marks and designs

AIM, APRAM, BMM, CITMA, ECTA, INTA and MARQUES, set out proposed solutions to some of the issues posed by IP post-Brexit.

23rd Mar 2018 | Brexit

UK Government confirms position on EU registered rights

The UK Government has published a paper which signals its intention to grant all European Union registered trade mark and design right holders an equivalent UK right.

19th Mar 2018 | News

IP features in UK Government’s Brexit speech and note

Theresa May, in her Mansion House speech last week, confirmed that intellectual property would need to be covered in the EU-UK withdrawal agreement “to provide further legal certainty and coherence”.

6th Mar 2018 | News

EUIPO issues Q & A on a 'no-deal' Brexit

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has issued a new question and answer document at the recommendation of the European Commission.

5th Feb 2018 | News

IP features in UK Government Brexit reports

Intellectual property (IP) was featured several times in the UK Government’s sector analysis reports on the impact of leaving the EU on the British economy, published in December

8th Jan 2018 | News
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