With the clock ticking on Britain's exit from the EU at the end of this year, we have summarised on these pages the current situation for IP and what you can do to prepare your business and your IP portfolio for the end of the transition period.
If you have any questions about the information covered here or need any support, please get in touch with one of our dedicated Brexit taskforce or get in touch using the contact form below. They will be happy to provide tailored guidance and detailed advice as required. We also recommend downloading our helpful 'Brexit and IP checklist' or watching our Brexit webinar below.
Change to UKIPO rules for representation
From 1 January, applicants for UK rights will require a UK address for service. If you are not already a Novagraaf customer and require a UK representative to fulfil this requirement, please get in touch today:
The UK’s departure from the EU at the end of this year will change the territorial requirements for genuine use of EU and UK trademarks, as Vanessa Harrow explains.
On 31 December, the Brexit transition period will come to an end and the UK will officially leave the EU. Vanessa Harrow looks in detail at the implications for trademark and design rights, including ongoing contentious proceedings.
Brexit took place on 31 January 2020, but what happens next? Download our handy checklist of IP actions to take during and after the Brexit transition period.
With the Brexit transition period to officially end on 31 December 2020, the timeframe is set for businesses to prepare their IP portfolios for Britain's exit from the EU. Watch the recording of our latest Brexit webinar for timely advice on safeguarding your IP strategies and minimising business risk.Watch webinar