Despite conceptions to the contrary, the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union currently affects only European Union trademarks and Community designs directly.

The so-called European patent is not affected.

With regard to European Union trademarks and Community designs the government of the United Kingdom wants to prevent right holders from losing their rights, as it is announced in more detail on the following webpage, also in the case of a “no deal” Brexit:


Whether the actions taken by the United Kingdom government are sufficient in the individual case or whether further arrangements may be necessary should be clarified nonetheless. A decision should be made depending on the economic importance of the trademark or the design as well as on legally relevant reasons for the decision.

We will be pleased to professionally advise and support you on making a decision for your ideal solution.