EUIPO publishes new Brexit guidance

14th Sep 2020

The EUIPO has published detailed Brexit guidance clarifying a number of post-Brexit issues including representation and ongoing proceedings.

Brexit trade marks

The two documents, ‘communication’ (no 2/2020) and a Q&A, cover how the EUIPO intends to handle matters regarding EU Trade Marks, Registered Community Designs and professional representatives post-Brexit.

These include:

  • Ongoing proceedings 
  • Representative ID numbers
  • User accounts
  • Current accounts 
  • Exemption requests
  • Criteria to be a representative

This guidance will apply once the transition period for the UK’s exit from the EU concludes on 31st December 2020. The new infomnation "supersedes all previous information on the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU as regards EUTMs and RCDs published" by the EUIPO. 

The Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and EU provides for the creation of UK equivalent registered EU Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs post-Brexit to ensure current EU rights continue to cover the UK.

Click here to read the new guidance