UK Brexit Guidance Parallel Trade

Exhaustion of IP rights and parallel trade from 1 January 2021 Actions that parallel exporters to the EEA and intellectual property rights holders will need to take after the transition period. Published 30 January 2020 From: Intellectual Property Office and Government Digital Service The UK has left the EU This page tells you what you’ll need to […]

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UK Brexit Guidance Patents

Guidance Changes to SPC and patent law from 1 January 2021 What will change and what will stay the same after the transition period in relation to Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) and patent law: information for businesses, legal representatives, and UK rights holders. Published 30 January 2020 From: Intellectual Property Office and Government Digital Service The UK […]

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UK Brexit Designs + TM Guidance

Guidance Changes to EU and international designs and trade mark protection from 1 January 2021 Guidance for businesses holding registered community designs and international trade marks and designs after the end of the transition period. Published 30 January 2020 From: Intellectual Property Office and Government Digital Service The UK has left the EU This page tells you […]

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UK Brexit Trade Mark Guidance

EU trade mark protection and comparable UK trade marks from 1 January 2021 Guidance for businesses and organisations holding EU trade marks at the end of the transition period. Published 30 January 2020 From: Intellectual Property Office and Government Digital Service The UK has left the EU This page tells you what you’ll need to do from […]

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Trade Mark Exit Regulations

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM TO THE TRADE MARKS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE MARKS (AMENDMENT) (EU EXIT) REGULATIONS 2021 ]2021 No. [XXXX] 1. Introduction 1.1 This explanatory memorandum has been prepared by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy and is laid before Parliament by Act. 1.2 This memorandum […]

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EU Withdrawal Note IP Customs Enforcement

NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Supplementary Certificates

Brussels, 27 April 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS SUPPLEMENTARY PROTECTION CERTIFICATES FOR MEDICINAL PRODUCTS AND PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Trade Mark & Designs

EUROPEAN COMMISSION NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS  TRADEMARKS AND COMMUNITY DESIGNS PURSUANT TO REGULATION (EU) 2017/1001 ON THE EUROPEAN UNION TRADE MARK AND REGULATION (EC) NO 6/2002 ON COMMUNITY DESIGNS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Copyright

Brussels, 28 March 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS RULES IN THE FIELD OF COPYRIGHT The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary […]

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Testing Plant Varieties

DUS protocols for testing plant varieties Protocols and procedures for testing the distinctiveness, uniformity and stability (DUS) of certain agricultural and vegetable plants. From: Animal and Plant Health Agency Published 16 June 2014 Last updated 30 September 2021 — See all updates Contents DUS tests DUS criteria DUS protocols Print this page The EU does not accept UK distinctiveness, uniformity […]

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Trade Mark Designs Issues 2021 UK Guidance

Changes to EU and international designs and trade mark protection from 1 January 2021 Guidance for businesses holding registered Community designs and international trade marks and designs after the end of the transition period. Published 30 January 2020 Last updated 26 June 2020 — see all updates From: Intellectual Property Office and Government Digital Service The UK has […]

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EU Design Rights Issues 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance EU and international designs after 1 January 2021: legal issues for right holders What to do if you have pending court proceedings and other legal issues. Published 18 October 2019 Last updated 26 June 2020 — The UK has left the EU This page tells you what you’ll need to do from 1 January […]

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EU Protected Designs 2021 UK Guidance

International EU protected designs after 1 January 2021 Changes for businesses and holders of international EU protected designs after 1 January 2021. Published 18 October 2019 Last updated 26 June 2020 — see all updates From: Intellectual Property Office The UK has left the EU This page tells you what you’ll need to do from 1 […]

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Trade Mark Registration 2021 UK Guidance

Changes to international trade mark registrations after 1 January 2021 International trade mark registrations protected in the EU under the Madrid Protocol will no longer enjoy protection in the UK after 1 January 2021. Published 30 January 2020 Last updated 26 June 2020 — see all updates From: Intellectual Property Office and Government Digital Service The UK has […]

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Plant Variety Rights 2021 UK Guidance

Plant variety rights and marketing plant reproductive material from 1 January 2021 What businesses need to do to apply for plant variety rights and market plant reproductive material, seeds and other propagating material from 1 January 2021. Published 18 March 2019 Last updated 13 May 2020 — see all updates From: Department for Environment, Food & […]

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Patents and SPC 2021 UK Guidance

Changes to SPC and patent law from 1 January 2021 What will change and what will stay the same after the transition period in relation to Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) and patent law: information for businesses, legal representatives, and UK rights holders. Published 30 January 2020 From: Intellectual Property Office and Government Digital Service The UK has […]

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Exhaustion IP Rights 2021 UK Guidance

Exhaustion of IP rights and parallel trade from 1 January 2021 Actions that parallel exporters to the EEA and intellectual property rights holders will need to take after the transition period. Published 30 January 2020 From: Intellectual Property Office and Government Digital Service The UK has left the EU This page tells you what you’ll need to […]

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Copyright Changes 2021 UK Guidance

Changes to copyright law from 1 January 2021 This guidance covers the impacts on UK right holders, businesses, cultural heritage institutions and consumers. It is not legal advice. Published 30 January 2020 From: Intellectual Property Office and Government Digital Service The UK has left the EU This page tells you what you’ll need to do from 1 […]

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Copyright Management 2021 UK Guidance

Collective rights management from 1 January 2021 EEA collective management organisations may not automatically represent UK right holders and collective management organisations from 1 January 2021. Published 30 January 2020 From: Intellectual Property Office and Government Digital Service The UK has left the EU This page tells you what you’ll need to do from 1 January 2021. […]

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Portability of Content 2021 UK Guidance

Cross-border portability of online content services from 1 January 2021 The UK has left the EU This page tells you what you’ll need to do from 1 January 2021. It’ll be updated if anything changes. For current information, read: Cross-border portability of online content services You can also read about the transition period. Contents Cross-border portability from […]

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Database Right 2021 UK Guidance

Sui generis database rights from 1 January 2021 The UK has left the EU This page tells you what you’ll need to do from 1 January 2021. It’ll be updated if anything changes. For current information, read: Protection of databases You can also read about the transition period. Contents Background Database rights from 1 January 2021 Existing […]

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Designs 2021 UK Guidance

Changes to unregistered designs from 1 January 2021 Guidance for businesses who have unregistered Community designs. Published 30 January 2020 From: Intellectual Property Office and Government Digital Service The UK has left the EU This page tells you what you’ll need to do from 1 January 2021. It’ll be updated if anything changes. For current information, read: Protecting […]

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Trade Marks 2021 UK Guidance

EU trade mark protection and comparable UK trade marks from 1 January 20 You can apply to: IPO to register a UK trade mark EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to register an EU trade mark (EUTM) From the 1 January 2021, EUTMs will no longer protect trade marks in the UK. Under the Withdrawal Agreement Act, on the 1 January 2021, […]

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IP Enforcement EU Guidance 2021

EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL TAXATION AND CUSTOMS UNION Brussels, 17 August 2020 REV2 – replaces the notice (REV1) dated 4 June 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom has withdrawn from the European Union […]

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Supplementary Protection EU Guidance 2021

EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMES Brussels, 15 June 2020 REV2 – replaces the notice (REV1) dated 27 April 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF SUPPLEMENTARY PROTECTION CERTIFICATES FOR MEDICINAL PRODUCTS AND PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS Since 1 February 2020, the United […]

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Trade Marks & Designs EU Guidance 2021

Brussels, 18 June 2020 REV2 – replaces the notice (REV1) dated 22 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF EUROPEAN UNION TRADE MARKS AND COMMUNITY DESIGNS Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom has withdrawn from the European Union and has become a “third country”.1 […]

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