UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

10/19/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/19/2021 04:09

The Trade Marks and International Trade Marks (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

This instrument amends statutory instruments (SIs) 2019/269 and 2019/638. Those instruments corrected deficiencies in, and failures of, retained European Union (EU) law to operate effectively as a result of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. However, since those instruments were made, a change in practice at the European Union Intellectual Property Office has resulted in an unintended consequence affecting a very small number of UK trade marks and trade mark applications. It is necessary to address that issue in legislation.