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Fieldfisher launches DOCKY™ to support trade mark owners with the Brexit transition

11/11/2020

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United Kingdom

Fieldfisher's tier one ranked intellectual property practice is pleased to announce the launch of its trade mark docketing product named DOCKY™. DOCKY™ has been designed to support EUTM owners manage the Brexit transition.

On 1 January 2021, the UK will have ended the transition period and will leave the unitary EU Trade Mark (EUTM) system. This will mean that EUTMs will no longer have effect in the United Kingdom. Owners of registered EUTMs, or an equivalent IR designation will be automatically granted a comparable UK trade mark registration and any owners of pending EUTMs will have the option to file a new UK trade mark application before 30 September 2021 and claim the same priority as the earlier EUTM.
 
DOCKY™ has been designed to support clients with a high volume of trade marks. This product will help businesses capture and manage their UK comparable rights, allowing for improved risk management across the Brexit transition, reduced administrative burden on clients, and also specialist local IP support for in-house teams, who have no existing UK and EU expertise.
 
Co-head of IP and partner, Leighton Cassidy comments:
 
"We're delighted to launch our DOCKY™ product, designed to help corporate groups with large numbers of registered EU trade marks get ahead as we reach the end of the transition period in leaving the EU."
 
"The end of the transition period for Brexit is imminent, with no signs of any further delays to this. However, due to the pandemic many businesses have moved focus away from Brexit and what leaving the EU means for their intellectual property rights. So, we're pleased to offer a product to help EUTM owners adjust to the change and have all the necessary trade mark protections in place post-Brexit."


If you're interested in learning more about our trade mark docketing product then please get in touch, use the form and we will be in touch within 24 hours.



 Fieldfisher's Intellectual Property Group 
 
Fieldfisher's intellectual property group is a tier one practice and one of the largest specialist IP departments in the UK and one of the strongest IP practices in Europe. The group attracts a good share of the leading IP cases in the European and International IP markets and they continue to attract new high profile clients. The relevant partners behind DOCKY™ are dual qualified meaning that they can continue to support clients with their trade mark and design registrations at the EUIPO, UKIPO and internationally.

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