While we wait for further clarity on how and when Brexit will occur, our recommendation is to continue to prepare your IP for Brexit based on the information currently available.
The good news, from an IP perspective, is that it is now clearer what will happen to IP rights in both the event of a deal (with transition period) and a no-deal without. However, there are steps that brand owners will need to take, both pre- and post-Brexit, to ensure their registered and unregistered European trademark and design rights, and associated rights and agreements, remain protected and enforceable when the UK exits the EU (in whichever form that occurs).
Please download the below checklist for a handy list of IP action points. For a summary of progress so far, including the processes and procedures that have already been put in place, please click here.