2020-01-29

Update- BREXIT impact on EU trademarks and designs

Following the withdrawal agreement reached between the EU and the UK, there will be a transitional period that is set to last until 31 December 2020 and hence EU law remain applicable to and in the UK.

During this transitional period, trademarks and designs registered before the EUIPO (European Union Trademarks and Registered Community Designs) will remain protected in the UK.
As a consequence, no immediate action has to be taken by the owners of EU trademark applications or registration or community designs and that the pending proceedings will continue without any change.

We will keep you informed on the development with regard to the impact of UK’s withdrawal from EU on your IP rights and will contact our clients, owners of EU trademarks or community designs in due time in order to ensure the protection of their corresponding rights in the UK as soon as further steps need to be taken.

For more information or in case of further questions regarding the impact of BREXIT to your IP rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Marie-Christine SIMON