Trade marks and designs if there’s no Brexit deal

How holders of EU and UK trade marks and registered and unregistered Community designs would be affected if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

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If the UK leaves the EU on 31 October 2019 without a deal, find out how this would affect:

  • EU trade marks
  • registered Community designs
  • unregistered Community designs
  • correspondence addresses and confidentiality for UK trade marks and designs

This is 1 of 4 notices covering intellectual property. The other notices cover:

Published 24 September 2018
Last updated 17 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. International trade marks and designs registered at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) designating protection in the EU will no longer be protected in the UK following exit. The UK has committed to ensure that these rights continue to be protected following exit.

  2. First published.