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).
We received a large volume of questions during our recent Brexit webinar, we have published our answers to the key questions.
The EUIPO plans to interpret EU trade mark regulations (EUTMR) so that employee representatives ‘must be in the EEA’ to represent before the EUIPO.
The UK IPO has published an ‘informal consultation’ on changes to its address for service rules.
The statutory instrument (SI) to implement the terms of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement for intellectual property into UK law has been laid.
Government minister Nadhim Zahawi MP has responded to concerns of UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys in Parliament, promising a “call for views”.
Our latest Brexit update on address for service.
Earlier this week we met with officials from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to discuss the issue of rights of representation in the ongoing EU negotiations.
In recent weeks several written Parliamentary Questions have been asked on the issues of rights of representation and UK address for service.
Read what we have been doing recently to fight your corner.
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.