EUIPO publishes guidance

11th Mar 2019

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has published new guidance on the impact of Brexit, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29th March.

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The guidance, an official communication from EUIPO Executive Director Christian Archambeau and a question and answer web page, covers IP rights, representatives and owners/applicants of IP rights.  
Click here to view the Q and A 

Click here to read the communication from Christian Archambeau 
Although it is dated 22nd February, the official communication from Christian Archambeau has only just been published. 

These documents set out in detail how the UK would be treated as a “third country” from 30th March 2019. 

This includes removing UK attorneys’ entitlement to represent at the EUIPO (except those who are otherwise entitled, for example, as employee representatives), and also removing UK rights from oppositions/invalidations to EUIPO applications and registrations.