Brexit and IP - where are we now? Tuesday 27 July 2021 | 4 PM UK | 11 AM EST | 5 PM CET

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The United Kingdom has left the European Union, and the majority of the legal changes came into force on 1 January 2021.  This has had profound effects on all areas of intellectual property, but in particular on trade marks and designs.  This webinar will provide a concise summary of how these changes have played out in practice, and what further steps rights owners and their representatives need to take to optimise protection.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • UK “Comparable Trade Marks” – how this is proceeding in practice;
  • Renewal fees for newly-created marks – what owners need to note;
  • Pending applications – what action is needed to preserve rights in the UK;
  • Registered Community Designs;
  • Exhaustion of rights – experience so far;
  • Copyright and unregistered design – practical changes.


Owners of EU trade marks; applicants for EU trade marks; trade mark attorneys based outside the UK; in-house IP counsel; brand owners and managers with interests in the UK.



Jonathan Clegg (Partner)


Jonathan has many years’ experience in all aspects of trade mark law, and has particular expertise in managing and developing global trade mark portfolios, and in handling contentious matters particularly in the EU and UK.

Jonathan has been a contributing author of all three editions of Wolters Kluwer’s Concise European Trademark and Design Law, writing the commentary on about 30 Articles of the EUTMR and the corresponding provisions of the CDR.

He is a member of Cleveland Scott York’s Brexit group, and advises clients on strategies for dealing with the implications of the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Danielle Jeeves (Associate) Danielle qualified as a Trade Mark Attorney in 2020 and prepares, files and prosecutes trade mark applications around the world. She has specific experience liaising with the UKIPO, EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), WIPO and overseas attorneys to secure allowance of applications.



Jonathan Clegg

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