The latest news from CITMA and around the world of intellectual property. 

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

Chris Skidmore announced as new IP Minister

Chris Skidmore MP has been confirmed as the new minister with responsibility for intellectual property following the recent resignation of Sam Gyimah MP.

6th 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

Unregistered rights – poor relation or useful addition?

A number of our Autumn Conference speakers shared how unregistered rights could be used successfully in opposition proceedings. 

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

Our new website

We have launched our new website. Take a look at some of the key new features.

24th 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
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