News / 2020

European Union trade marks and Brexit

In our previous legal reports (see Legal Reports No. 6/2020 and No. 7/2020) we wrote about an impact of Brexit on a future of European Unified Patent Court. The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union and Euratom which — concluding a long-running series full of political twist and turns — occurred on February 1, 2020, leads to a number of other far-reaching consequences in the field of intellectual property law.

This time we would like to take a closer look at the problem of European Union trademarks — an issue of great significance, considering the fact that, according to a currently binding agreement, once transition period ends (January 1, 2021), the protection of European Union trademarks shall no longer apply to the territory of the UK. We would therefore like to present you our analysis of solutions proposed by the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community.

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