Our Newsletter from 2nd February 2019

Effect on intellectual property rights

Dear Sir or Madam,

As things currently stand, a no-deal Brexit now appears ever more likely.

Our British associates have informed us that, should a no-deal Brexit become reality, plans exist according to which registered EU Trademarks will automatically obtain protection as national UK Trademarks. While a scenario in which registered EU Trademarks lose their effect in the UK cannot be excluded entirely, such a situation appears to be increasingly unlikely.

However, pending EU Trademark applications which, on the date of Brexit, remain or will remain unregistered require particular consideration. It is expected that a transitional period will be set within which such applications can be refiled as national applications with the UK Intellectual Property Office. Should it prove necessary, we will contact you in this regard.

Should you have any questions or require further advice in this regard, we remain, as always, at your disposal.

Kind regards,
dompatnet von Kreisler