The European Commission has sent an announcement stating that the effective date for Brexit with regard to IP rights will be 30 March 2019.
As of this date, the United Kingdom will become a “third state” and the registered and non-registered Community designs and EU trademarks will no longer be in effect in that country, but they will remain in effect of the other 27 Member States. The same will occur for pending applications.
This will likewise affect relations between the United Kingdom and the EU, as it will enforce the same requirements as those of the remaining non-member States.
See the announcement here.
With a team of 12 experts dedicated to managing IIP rights with the EUIPO, our Alicante office places us high in the rankings of applications at the European level. EUIPO data from July 1017:
Number 1 in Community Design applications for Spain
Top 3 in European Union Trademarks for Spain
Number 1 in European Union Trademarks for Portugal
A single point of contact that allows our clients to access centralised and coherent management of their portfolio of IP and related rights, which is adapted to their needs and does not entail without any additional cost, thus allowing us to work at very competitive prices and save time.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or with any questions or concerns.