Terry Edwards and Wynnie Chan coauthored an article "HERE COME THE CLONES. The BREXIT Effect on Trademarks" by Lexpert
November 30, 2020
Terry Edwards and Wynnie Chan coauthored an article "HERE COME THE CLONES... The BREXIT Effect on Trademarks", published by Lexpert in the Special Edition: Litigation 2020 on November 27, 2020.
BREXIT is near and the clones are coming! As of Jan. 1, 2021, trademarks registered at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), including those granted designations in the EU through the Madrid Protocol system, will no longer provide protection in the U.K. The Brexit withdrawal agreement provides for a transition period that ends on Dec. 31, 2020. Until that time, EU trademark laws and rights continue to have effect in the U.K.
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This article was first published by Bereskin & Parr LLP on November 6, 2020.