Leighton Cassidy, Nicole Jadeja and Heidi Hurdle from Fieldfisher's Intellectual Property law teams have published a precis on the SnIPpets IP blog of a joint position paper sent to the UK government on behalf of the UK IP professions identifying key areas where government action is needed to minimise disruption in the wake of Brexit. This follows on from the EU Intellectual Property Office issuing a warning notice last month to rights-holders of and applicants for EU trade marks and Registered Community Designs advising that in a no-deal Brexit scenario, rights granted by EUIPO will only be valid within the EU27 and not within a third-country UK.
The UK government has posted general guidance on IP and Brexit which includes a request from the UK IPO for interested parties to share their views on these issues. The UK government has yet to provide a specific response to the joint position paper.
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