Update: Brexit and IP

Leaving the EU will have repercussions for EU registered trade marks and designs (but not patents as there is no EU patent right).   The European Commission has recently published its position on Intellectual Property: it is in agreement with bodies such as CITMA (the UK’s Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys) that EU registered trade marks and designs should be automatically entered in the UK register, meaning that these EU IP rights will continue to cover the UK after Brexit.

 

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