Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Trademarks

On 1 January 2021, there will be significant and significant consequences, regardless of the outcome of the ongoing Brexit negotiations. Owners of similar UK trade marks or newly registered designs who do not become or do not want to remain holders of similar rights in the UK may « unsubscribe » from protection in the UK. There are slight differences between the opt-out requirements for comparable brands and registered designs. The UK has also indicated that it will not transpose the Copyright Directive before leaving the EU and that any future changes to the UK copyright system will be considered part of the usual domestic policy process.