It is still not clear whether the UK will leave the EU or, if it does, when that will be and on what basis. The UK is currently due to leave the EU on 31 October 2019 unless a deal with the EU is agreed prior to this deadline. A law has been passed designed to stop a “no deal” Brexit on 31 October, requiring the UK to ask the EU for an extension to this deadline if a deal has not been agreed between the UK and EU by 19 October. Despite this uncertainty, the position with respect to what will happen to EU Trade Marks and Designs as of ‘exit day’, whenever that might be, is known in part, even if the finer details and administrative procedures are not. This webinar, presented by highly experienced attorneys within J A Kemp’s Trade Marks and Designs Team, will discuss the impact of Brexit on EU Trade Marks and Designs and provide practical advice on how to manage portfolios in light of what is known to date.
Topics will include:
What will happen to existing EU trade mark and design applications and registrations if an agreement is reached between the UK and EU.
- What will happen in a “no deal” scenario.
- Trademark issues of interest, including use and reputation.
- Design issues of interest, including unregistered community design rights and UK unregistered design rights.
- Practical steps required now.
- Any recent developments in the Brexit process.
Note that this event starts at 3.30pm GMT+1 (BST). If you can’t attend at that time register anyway and watch on-demand at a time to suit you.