The UK has now left the European Union and the so-called ‘transition period’ has now ended. As a result, new EU trade mark and registered design filings no longer cover the UK (meaning that separate UK applications need to be filed to cover the UK). European patents are unaffected by Brexit.
Mathys & Squire’s ability to represent its clients in the UK and Europe is not affected by Brexit. As a firm, we remain a European business with offices in the UK, Germany, Luxembourg and France and we continue to represent our clients across Europe.
On this page, we hope to dispel some of the myths surrounding how patents, trade marks and design rights are affected by Brexit.
If you have any questions regarding Brexit, please feel free to get in touch with your usual Mathys & Squire contact, or email BREXIT@mathys-squire.com.
UK Courts will continue to pass judgement on UK IP rights, including European Patents validated in the UK (and any registered EU Trade Marks and Designs that have been converted into UK rights).
Mathys & Squire is offering exclusive discounts and fixed fees on EU & UK trade mark and design filing packages.
EU & UK trade mark filing package
EU & UK design filing package
To find out more about these exclusive offers and discounted fees, contact our Brexit team who will be happy to discuss them with you.
Mathys & Squire is proud to employ people of different nationalities, with many coming from countries within the EU. We have taken steps to ensure that the firm has a number of locations inside the ‘post-Brexit EU’ (i.e. without the UK). This has placed us in a strong position to be able to handle both UK trade marks and designs, as well as EU Trade Mark Registrations and Registered Community Designs, and we have been working with our clients on cost-effective strategies for doing so.
A downloadable PDF with this information is also available here. If you have any questions, then please contact your usual Mathys & Squire adviser or for more information on this topic, please contact email@example.com.
*Plus two extensions and two validation states.
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