AIPLA submitted the following question to CIPA on July 28th:
17) Will the UK be enacting legislation to
continue recognizing Madrid Trademarks that currently are in effect?
18) As a follow-up to your response to our Question 5, we have the following
a) We understand from your
response that it is expected that transitional arrangements will be put in
place to allow for the transfer of the UK rights under EUTM and Community
design applications into UK national applications. Do you expect that such
transitional arrangements will require performance of new filings by the
b) Will the EU be enacting legislation to
address European Union Trademarks that were filed based on use in the UK?
c) If yes to 18b) above, will registration rights
continue to be recognized automatically, or will the registrant need to make a
filing to amend or convert its filing somehow?
AIPLA will post answers as we receive them from CIPA.
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