Deadline for EU Applications following Brexit

As we approach another deadline associated with Brexit, we thought best to give a reminder about EU trade mark applications.

Do you have an EU trade mark and / or design application that was pending as at 1 January 2021? If so, you have until 30 September 2021 (non-extendible deadline) to file for a UK trade mark or design and claim the filing date of you EU trade mark.

The UK trade mark application must relate to the same trade mark as the EU trade mark application and seek protection for goods and services that are identical to, or contained within the corresponding EU application, in order to claim the EU filing or priority dates.

If you think this applies to you or are unsure what protection you have, please contact us.  We are more than happy to assist.