BREXIT: Impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

According to the Withdrawal Agreement concluded between the EU and the UK, the UK left the EU as from 1 February 2020.

However, the Withdrawal Agreement stipulates that during a transition period that will last until 31 December 2020, EU law remains applicable to and in the UK. This extends to the European Union Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs Regulations and their implementing instruments

This continued application of the EUTM Regulations and the RCD Regulations during the transition period includes, in particular, all substantive and procedural provisions as well as the rules concerning representation in proceedings before the EUIPO.

In consequence, all proceedings before the Office that involve grounds of refusal pertaining to the territory of the UK, earlier rights originating from the UK, or parties/representatives domiciled in the UK will run as they did previously, until the end of the transition period.
We shall keep you duly informed regarding any further development, as soon as official sources had stated