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December 19
Updated Version of CIPA's paper now published:  The Impact of Brexit on Intellectual Property

From CIPA to AIPLA:

 

CIPA has today published an updated version of its paper The Impact of Brexit on Intellectual Property, to reflect the latest political developments in the UK and to give the fullest assessment on the impact on rights that we can. The paper is attached. It can be accessed online here. Full webpage link: http://www.cipa.org.uk/policy-and-news/latest-news/guide-to-the-impact-of-brexit-on-all-ip-rights/

 

We remain grateful for your assistance in sharing previous versions and hope that you will be able to share this version with your members.

 

November 28
The UK government has confirmed it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement.
August 25
CIPA has published the attached position paper entitled "The Impact of Brexit on Intellectual Property."
August 09
Responses from CIPA and ITMA to AIPLA Questions 17 and 18(a) posted here

​CIPA provided answers from CIPA and ITMA to the following questions:


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 additional questions:

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 Applicants?

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?

Please click here​ to review the responses.

August 04
Responses from CIPA and ITMA to AIPLA Questions 14 through 16 posted here

​CIPA provided answers from CIPA and ITMA to the following questions:

14.      What is the impact to Madrid International Trademark Registrations that designate the EU?

 

15.       Will new legislation in the UK continue to recognize the priority filing dates of Madrid and/or European Union Trademarks that currently are in effect?

 

16.  Will use of a trademark in the UK prior to the effective date of Brexit withdrawal be grounds to support trademark rights in the EU of any kind going forward?


​Please click here to review the responses.

July 27
Questions from AIPLA Members during the week of July 25, 2016

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 additional questions:

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 Applicants?

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.

 

Please continue to submit your questions by entering a comment to this or a prior post.  We are targeting weekly exchanges of questions and answers.

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July 21
Questions from AIPLA Members During the Week of July 18, 2016

AIPLA submitted the following question to CIPA on July 20th:

 

14..      What is the impact to Madrid International Trademark Registrations that designate the EU?

 

15.       Will new legislation in the UK continue to recognize the priority filing dates of Madrid and/or European Union Trademarks that currently are in effect?

 

16.  Will use of a trademark in the UK prior to the effective date of Brexit withdrawal be grounds to support trademark rights in the EU of any kind going forward?

 

AIPLA

AIPLA will post answers as we receive them from CIPA.

 

Please continue to submit your questions by entering a comment to this or a prior post.  We are targeting weekly exchanges of questions and answers.

July 15
CIPA tweeted: Use of English as an official EU Language
July 15
Responses from CIPA and ITMA to AIPLA Questions 12 and 13 posted here

CIPA provided answers from CIPA and ITMA to the following questions:


12) What impact, if any, would the use of English language as an official language in the European Union?  I am concerned that English will no longer be a standard accepted language, thereby increasing my translation costs, as I am currently translating my trademark and design registrations (from a non-English language) to English.

13) What, if any, is the impact on agreements relating to a portfolio of existing EU trademark and design registrations?


Please click here to review the responses.

July 15
Questions from AIPLA Members during the week of July 4, 2016

​AIPLA sent the following questions to CIPA on July 6:


12) What impact, if any, would the use of English language as an official language in the European Union?  I am concerned that English will no longer be a standard accepted language, thereby increasing my translation costs, as I am currently translating my trademark and design registrations (from a non-English language) to English.


13) What, if any, is the impact on agreements relating to a portfolio of existing EU trademark and design registrations?​


Please continue to submit your questions by posting a reply to this post.

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Brexit IP Implications - AIPLA Watch

This blog was created by the AIPLA Brexit Rapid Response Team, including IP Practice in Europe Committee and the Harmonization Task Force, and designed to bring the latest findings and assessmentment in IP implications of the UK decision to leave the EU on June 23, 2016.  AIPLA members are invited to contribute to the assessments and questions.  AIPLA and CIPA are targeting weekly exchanges of questions and answers.