Brexit – and the end of the Transition Period

Intellectual Property (IP) Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire

It is important to know that, as of the 1st January 2021, those wishing to protect their Trade Mark and Registered Design Rights in the United Kingdom and the EU will need to make separate provisions, and EU Trade Marks and Registered Designs now no longer protect the United Kingdom.

If you have existing EU rights which were Registrations as of the 31st December 2020, reciprocal rights have been created covering the UK, and the above affects just new rights or rights which were Applications as of the 31st December 2020.

Further, as of the 1st January 2021, proprietors outside the UK will require an Address for Service in the UK.

We are here to help you and your Clients, and welcome any queries the above may raise.

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published a summary of the key changes to IP rights from the 1st January.  Please follow this link for further information –