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As outlined in the technical notice on trade marks and EU exit, for all registered European Union Trade Marks (EUTMs) the IPO will create comparable UK trade marks.
These comparable UK rights will be recorded on the UK register and retain the filing dates recorded against the corresponding EUTM. They will also inherit any priority and/or seniority dates.
They will be fully independent UK trade marks which can be challenged, assigned, licensed or renewed, separately from the original EUTM.
In order to identify comparable UK rights and distinguish them from existing UK trade marks, the number allocated to the comparable mark will be the last 8 digits of the EUTM prefixed with UK009.
The following examples show how comparable UK trade marks will be numbered:
|Existing EU trade mark||Comparable UK trade mark|
By retaining the EUTM number, we aim to keep the administrative process to a minimum.
Further guidance will be published in the coming weeks, which will provide additional information on the new comparable rights.