The UKIPO has published a brief summary of the changes coming on 1 January 2021 due to Brexit. European patents remain unaffected by Brexit because the European Patent Office is not an EU organisation. However, significant changes are afoot in relation to EU trademarks and designs. 

Boult Wade Tennant is ready for these changes. We have offices in Germany and Spain, and will be able to continue representing our clients in all UK and European trademark and design matters.  

If you have any questions relating to your IP rights post-Brexit, do get in touch with your usual advisor. However, we are contacting all of our clients to ensure that they have all the relevant information moving forwards.