Intellectual property rights post-Brexit
It’s simply business as usual for us after the UK officially withdraws from the European Union. Here's a quick update. Below are the answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about IP rights after Brexit, as well as a number of more detailed guides we’ve prepared. If you need specific help for your business, feel free to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brexit implementation period will run until 11pm on 31 December 2020 (Exit Day). Until then, EU law will continue to apply to the UK — and EU rules will continue to be interpreted and applied consistently in the UK and EU. There will be no changes to EU trade mark and design applications, registrations, proceedings or the ability to act before the EUIPO prior to 31 December 2020. UDL Intellectual Property will be able to represent and act for you as usual after Exit Day in all of your European IP matters, whether patents, trade marks or designs. Please contact your usual UDL adviser or email us at email@example.com to discuss any specific IP implications for your business.