Due to Brexit, more than 2 million UK comparable trademark and re-registered design rights were created based on existing European Union (EU) rights. Please note that from 1 January 2024, if you are a holder of such rights, the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will require you to provide a UK, Gibraltar or Channel Islands address for service for these rights. Being only 12 months away, now is the time to begin forward planning and find out what actions you may need to take.
If your service may have new contentious proceedings launched on or after 1 January 2024, the IPO will also require a UK, Gibraltar or Channel Islands address for this service. Contentious proceedings can include the following:
If you would like SFB to put you in touch with a solicitor or a Trademark & Design company to discuss these matters further, we are more than happy to help.