New no-deal Brexit guidance on trade marks

20th Sep 2019

The UK Government has published new guidance on trade marks if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.


The guidance, published on 19th September 2019, shares how the Government will handle trade marks – including rights of representation, opt-outs, use, priority and seniority. 

Although much of this information has been published previously, it brings it all together and adds additional detail on a few issues. 

We recommend all trade mark legal practitioners take a moment to review the guidance.

Click here to read the Government guidance

The current deadline for Brexit is 31st October, and the UK could leave without a deal on this date. 

You can also read our guidance on registered rights and rights of representation.  

Further reading

Brexit and designs quick reference guide

We have published a quick reference guide to registered and unregistered EU designs post-Brexit.

16th Jul 2019 | Brexit

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 – 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
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