With the withdrawal agreement ratified in late 2019, the UK formally left the European Union on 31 January 2020, entering an additional 11 month transition period. With the transition period now over, it is important to consider how you will secure and maintain protection – both in the EU and the UK.
Navigating the changes to the European IP landscape does not have to be complicated. We have developed this hub to provide you with an overview of the UK’s position regarding intellectual property in a post-Brexit landscape, along with our recommendations to ensure your rights remain protected.
As a pan-European intellectual property law firm, with offices and attorneys in the UK and in several EU-member states, our ability to support clients in all aspects of IP is completely unaffected by any Brexit-related changes. The key benefits of working with us are:
The firm has a significant presence in mainland Europe, with manned offices in Stockholm, Lund, Copenhagen and Aarhus. Teams led by European Trade Mark and Design Attorneys Jesper Sellin, based in our Stockholm office, and Lars Karnøe, based in our Aarhus office, are highly experienced in representing clients before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and EU court systems. Together with the fact that our ability to represent parties at the European Patent Office is completely unaffected by Brexit, this enables us to handle all your IP needs.
We are recognised as a Gold Standard IP firm by the Financial Times and won the coveted UK Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of the Year award for 2020 from Managing Intellectual Property. These accolades serve as important and reassuring evidence for our clients that they are working with an industry-leading team.
Working with one firm - experienced in both UK and EU jurisdictions - ensures a strategic and cost-effective approach to protecting your IP rights in all your key markets.