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BREXIT: Community Designs

Proprietors of Community designs registered before 1 January 2021 will automatically become the proprietor of a comparable registered design in the United Kingdom and this is at no additional cost.

BREXIT: Checklist

The Brexit Transition period ends December 31st, 2020 and on January 1st, 2021, the UK and related territories, such as Gibraltar, will no longer be considered as an EU member state. IP owners need to act on these checklist items to avoid additional fees or face improper documentation matters that could be problematic down the road. 

BREXIT: Plant Variety Rights

In the context of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the EU, the time has come to assess the consequences of Brexit for breeders regarding already granted CPVRs, and both pending and future applications. Indeed, after the end of the transition period i.e. 31 December 2020, the UK will be considered as a third country to the EU and the CPVR Regulation will no longer apply to the UK.  

BREXIT: License Agreements

In this article of our Brexit specials, we will discuss the territorial implications of Brexit on trademark license agreements. Although this article focuses on trademark license agreements, some of the principles outlined in this article can also be applicable to other IP rights, such as designs, patents, …

BREXIT: Brexaustion

Brexaustion: “a feeling of utter weariness with the Brexit process and a longing for it to be over”. Trademark owners may feel the same way about the exhaustion of their trademark rights in post-Brexit UK.