Brexit transition: Changes to international trade mark registrations designating the European Union (EU)

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Brexit transition: Changes to international trade mark registrations designating the European Union (EU)

The following updates may be of interest to filers of New Zealand Office of Origin (NZOOs) – international registrations filed via IPONZ which designated EU as a region for protection.

From 1 January 2021, protected international trade mark registrations designating the EU under the Madrid System will no longer be valid in the United Kingdom (UK). These registrations will be immediately and automatically converted into comparable UK registrations at no cost to owners.

If you own an existing registration, you do not need to do anything. For more information and to receive future updates, please visit the UKIPO website
Changes to international trade mark registrations after 1 January 2021.