The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and is currently in the Brexit Transition Period. This will end at 11pm on 31 December 2020 – defined in legislation as “IP Completion Day”.

The expiry of the Transition Period on 31 December 2020 will impact the protection of trade marks and designs in the EU and the UK in many ways, and is set out in UK legislation to a large degree.

Our specialist European brands team have prepared a summary note on the key points, including:

  • What happens to EU trade marks after IP Completion Day?
  • How will the treatment of EU Designations of International Registrations differ?
  • What are the renewal scenarios for EU trade marks and UK comparable rights?
  • What happens to pending EUTM oppositions and cancellations?​
  • Will use in the EU be relevant for the UK?

To read the full summary, please click here.