Trade marks and registered designs

EU trade marks, Community designs (registered and unregistered), and EU designations of International trade marks and registered designs (referred to below as “EU Rights”) apply automatically across the whole EU. However, without action by the UK Government, these rights will no longer be protected in the UK once it leaves.

With less than one month before the UK is due to leave the EU, what should businesses with trade marks and community designs be considering?    Draft UK legislation offers some clarity as to how EU rights will be affected by Brexit.  Click on the link above to download a detailed explanation.


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