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Brexit is a subject that has been spoken a lot of in the past few years with uncertainty as to the rules and regulations for Intellectual Property over the jurisdictions.

This page will be updated with any relevant information in accordance the trade mark laws for your reference:

As of 1st January 2021, EU trade marks will not cover the UK. Trade marks are territorial therefore you need to ensure that you are protected in every jurisdiction that you are wanting to utilise your brand in. Those with registered EU marks will automatically be granted an equivalent UK mark to the exact details of your EU trade mark to cover the rights lost.

If you have an EU mark and currently do not have a UK resident address or your representative is not based in the UK, then you need to seek a UK based firm as soon as possible for the transfer period. This is something The Trademarkroom can assist you with.

Don’t worry if you do not have an EU mark, you can still apply for an EU mark when applying to the EU Trade Mark Office. This is something that we, at The Trademarkroom, can do.

If by 1st January 2020, your EU trade mark application is still pending then you will not be granted an equivalent right but you will be able to register in the UK within a nine-month window after the transition period has terminated.

For further updates please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to discuss any concerns or questions you may have in relation to your scope of protection.