The Brexit deadline is a mere months away and uncertainty still reigns. In the wake of Brexit, some companies may wish to consider registering a national trademark specifically for the United Kingdom (UK), even if they already have a European Union (EU) trademark (EUTM, formerly CTM). Similarly, companies with a UK trademark may also wish to supplement their trademark portfolio with an EU trademark.
Although the full ramifications of Brexit might not be known for several years, firms doing business in Great Britain and Northern Ireland can take preemptive steps to protect their intellectual property rights in the event that the UK formally withdraws from the EU. If you wish apply for a UK and/or EU trademark, feel free to contact our EU trademark specialists.