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What will happen to registered EU trade mark rights after 31 December 2020?

It is important to note that as the UK leaves the European Union, EU trade marks (EUTMs) will still be valid in the other 27 member countries of the EU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

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Are your IP agreements Brexit proof?

An IP agreement, whether it’s a compromise agreement or a licence will usually be defined by territory and by reference to the relevant IP rights. As it stands, reference to the European Union will take effect across the whole of the EU including the UK but this will not be the case when the transition period ends.

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IP Infringement on online marketplaces

E-Commerce is an ever-growing market, particularly in Asia where online shopping has doubled in the past three years. Online marketplaces have contributed to a significant proportion of this, and are now increasingly causing issues for international brand owners, due to the sale of counterfeit products. This is extremely prominent in the beauty and apparel sectors but is also encountered in the automotive, engineering and technological markets.

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How to choose your trade mark

A quick guide to choosing a trade mark.

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EU – trade mark application timeline

A step-by-step guide to obtaining an EU trade mark.

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UK – trade mark application timeline

A step-by-step guide to obtaining a UK trade mark.

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Collaborating and working with our clients

This brochure provides an introduction to our firm, and our specialist service areas including patents, trade marks, designs and litigation.

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Protecting the IP in your startup

The UK start-up scene is one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy and is seen
globally as being at the frontline of innovation.

Protecting and commercialising your IP can be the difference between being a start-up and transforming into a household name.

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Brand protection – beyond registration

For many, brand protection will mean the registration of that brand as a trade mark in all countries of trade or manufacture. However, obtaining protection is often just the first step in a long process of consistent monitoring and action, particularly for brands that attract a following making them vulnerable to counterfeiting or copying. Once the brand is registered, there are multiple additional services that one can employ in order to protect the brand and reduce the in-house burden.

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European Union: The trade mark basics

This document explores the common pitfalls of overseas companies attempting to trade in Europe.

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