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.
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.
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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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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