Possible agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom for the post-Brexit
An agreement was presented between the UK government and the European Commission including provisions to ensure the continuity of the protection of intellectual property rights in the United Kingdom after the post-Brexit transition period.
On March 29, 2019, a transitional period will come into effect which will last until December 31, 2020, during which the United Kingdom will remain subject to EU policies.
Trademarks and Designs
Owners of EU trademarks / designs registered by the end of the transitional period will become holders of similar registered securities valid in the United Kingdom for the same sign and the same products or services, without further examination or charges.
With regard to applications for registration of EU trademarks / designs that have received a filing date prior to the end of the transitional period, you will have the right to file, within 9 months from the end of the transitional period, a national trademark registration application which will have the same filing date and priority as the original application.
Continuity of protection for international registrations with EU designation
There will be continuity of protection for registrations of trademarks / designs valid in the United Kingdom and obtained with the designation of the EU through the international brand / design.