For those trade mark and design right owners whose registered EU trade mark and EU design applications were still pending on 1 January 2021, they now have up until 30 September 2021 to claim EU priority for their UK trade marks. Following the deadline of 30 September 2021, new trade mark and design applications can be made in the UK at any time, but will no longer convert priority or application data from earlier EU rights.
Following the end of the transition period, EU-wide registered trade marks and designs were converted into a compatible UK “cloned” mark or design. Each “cloned” mark or design would have the same maturity as the EU marks or designs as all application data was transferred over to the UKIPO. It is important to note that as a result, each “cloned” mark or design is an independent right separate from that of any EU right and will involve additional renewal fees to be paid to the UKIPO.
If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the team at McDaniels Law on 0191 281 4000 or firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted by: Megan Walker in: EU/International, Legal News, News, Regulatory, Trade Marks