Brexit and Its Effect on European Union Trademarks

As you may be aware, the transition period for Brexit and the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union likely ends on December 31, 2020. The completion of the withdrawal initiated February 1, 2020, will have an effect on European Union trademark registrations and pending applications. The following guidance highlights some of the major changes post-Brexit on EU and UK trademark portfolios.

Post-Brexit, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) will have separate requirements for EU or UK trademark registrations, pending trademark applications or trademark proceedings.

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