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Updated guidance on UK Address for Service

Requirements that come into effect from 1 January 2024

Our guidance on Address for Service rules was updated today 1 September 2023. The revised guidance reflects the changes that will come into effect at the end of this year. These changes affect rights created from EU-wide rights following our departure from the European Union. They will mean that holders of these comparable rights if subject to new contentious proceedings will need to provide a UK Address for Service if they don’t already have one.

These changes will not affect new applicants for UK rights, since they are already required to provide a UK Address for Service. These changes were put in place as part of the UK’s departure from the European Union which and were enacted before the end of the transition period. Today’s updated guidance confirms with rights holders that they will come into effect from 1 January 2024.

Published 1 September 2023