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Anjum Shabbir
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15th September 2020
Data, Tech & IP

EU Intellectual Property Office: Guidance to stakeholders for post-Brexit transition period

The EUIPO has published updates in the Brexit section on its website, in particular Communication 2/20 from the EUIPO’s Executive Director (and General Additional Guidance) dated 10 September 2020, on how the Office will be operating once the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020, resulting in EU IP law ceasing to apply to the UK (in particular EU Trade Mark Regulation (2017/1001) and Community Design Regulations (6/2002 and 2245/2002) and their implementing measures).

The Communication emphasises that it is providing ‘general instructions’, that are ‘informative’ only for stakeholders and users, and which will need to be adapted to specific cases. Mainly, it concerns the loss of rights and protection of rights - as EU

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