In a new publication in the "CFUpdate" series, law firm Cohausz & Florack (C&F) addresses important questions regarding the further protection of European IP rights in the UK as a result of Brexit. The guide provides IP owners with valuable information on IP rights such as EU trademarks and designs, which will lose their validity in the UK when Brexit takes effect on January 1, 2021.
How do companies retain UK protection for their European IP rights? What particularities apply when renewing IP rights? What do companies need to bear in mind if there was a change in ownership of a European IP right, but the new owner has not yet been entered into the register? What applies if a European IP application has not yet been registered? And when are opt-out requests advisable? The publication provides compact and helpful answers to these and other questions. "Brexit still raises many questions on the level of trade policy. For intellectual property rights, however, it is largely clear what measures need to be taken - even in 2020. With this guide, we would like to make our contribution and meet the high demand for information coming from innovative companies," says C&F attorney Dr. Reinhard Fischer.
All publications in the "CFUpdate" series can be downloaded free of charge via the following links:
- Brexit and the consequences: What will happen to your IP rights? (only in German)
- Intellectual property rights at trade fairs
- Patent monitoring: Well informed and ideally equipped (only in German)
- Intellectual Property Right Searches: Search systematically - invent and design successfully (only in German)