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BREXIT – Effects to EU trademarks and designs

After the transitional period of Brexit, EU trademarks and designs will no longer enjoy protection in the UK. However, UK trademark office will automatically convert existing EUTMs and RCDs into national registrations after the transitional period has ended. Please note that international registrations designating EU will be converted to national UK registrations, so they can no longer be renewed or managed through the international registration system.

Pending EU trademarks and designs will not be automatically converted but the holder must request conversion within 9 months after the end of the transitional period. Converted new UK applications are subject to normal application fees and will be examined by the UK office.

Sassa Svahn

European trademark and design attorney

+358 44 011 1105
Kukka Tommila

Partner, Attorney-at-Law, trademark attorney

+358 40 580 5101