Virtual Round Table - Intellectual Property in 2021
20th July 2021
Applicants with EU trade marks and design applications that were pending on 1 January 2021 can file for a UK right and claim the earlier filing date. This service is only available until 30 September 2021.
The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) is encouraging holders of such rights to file these applications as soon as possible. An early application will help with early examination and allow time for refiling if necessary, as the deadline approaches.
Criteria for Filing
Under Article 59 of the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union, Customers can:
If you apply to register a pending right as a UK trade mark, the application must:
Applications must be submitted by 30 September 2021.
The IPO will then:
Please note, this does not affect claims to priority under the Paris Convention. The IPO will continue to accept valid claims under the Paris Convention going forward.
If you have any questions regarding the above, please feel free to contact us.
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