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UK Patents: From January 2021

UK Patents: From January 2021

By Guy Cooper & Graeme McCallum The UKIPO’s rules on address for service have changed. As of 1 January, 2021, you will need to provide an address in the UK, Gibraltar or the Channel Islands for all new actions before the UKIPO. This includes: filing a new UK...
Design rights in the UK: From January 2021

Design rights in the UK: From January 2021

By Amanda Mack Since the end of the Brexit transition period (1 January 2021) certain types of design rights are no longer valid in the UK. The rights affected are: Registered Community designs (RCDs) International design registrations protected in the EU under the...
UK Trade Marks: From January 2021

UK Trade Marks: From January 2021

By Amanda Mack As of 1 January 2021, EUTMs now no longer protect trade marks in the UK. Under the Withdrawal Agreement Act, on 1 January 2021, the UKIPO automatically created a comparable UK trade mark for all right holders with an existingEU trade mark registration....