Thanks to CITMA for the update provided on this matter on Friday.

Confirmation that protection for EUTM registrations and Community registered and unregistered designs will continue in the UK post-Brexit automatically and free of charge is excellent news. This short Government update however does not yet address pending applications and ongoing disputes which are currently under discussion. Watch this space!

Robin Walker MP said: “We have agreed to protect all existing EU trade marks, community registered designs and unregistered designs in the UK as we leave the EU. In place of those EU-level rights, 1.5 million new UK trade marks and registered designs will be granted automatically and for free.