Impact of Brexit on EU Trade Mark rights holders


As it currently stands, upon conclusion of the negotiation period (April 2019), when Britain leaves the European Union current EU Trade Mark and Design registrations will cease to have effect in the UK.  As a firm we agree with the official stance of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), in expecting there to be transitional arrangements put in place to ensure that existing protection is not lost. There are well over one million EU Trade Marks on the EUIPO’s register, all of which are currently enforceable in the UK.  The government must take positive action to ensure that these [...]