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Don’t forget the 30 September 2021 deadline for filing comparable UK trade mark or design applications based on any EU trade marks or designs that were pending at the end of the Brexit transition period. Since Brexit took effect this year, those rights will no longer cover the UK, unless a comparable UK application is filed.
Under Article 59 of the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union, it is possible to:
apply to register the same right as a UK right by 30 September 2021
claim the earlier filing date of the corresponding EU right
include any earlier claim to priority from the corresponding EU right
Please contact your usual AA Thornton advisor for any assistance you might need. We have also produced a short AA Insights video on the subject of Brexit and trade marks, including the provision for filing comparable UK trade mark applications, with other updates and recommendations too, which you can watch below.
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