Filing Deadline for Cloned EUTMs and IRs is September 30, 2021


LONDON – As a result of the separation of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the European Union Trademark registrations (EUTMs) and International Registrations (IRs) that were registered on or before December 31, 2020 continued to have effect in the United Kingdom by virtue of a mechanism called “cloned” rights or “comparable rights.” New United Kingdom registrations were simply created by “cloning” the information from existing EUTMs and IRs. This mechanism was automatic.

However, if EUTM and IR applications designating the EU were pending on December 31, 2020, then such applications were not automatically eligible for cloned United Kingdom rights. Instead, to ensure UK protection is not lost, an application for the United Kingdom rights is required. The deadline for filing applications for United Kingdom cloned rights is September 30, 2021. Any applications after the deadline will not be accepted.

In this regard, we encourage our clients who need protection in the UK and they haven't done so already, to file these corresponding UK applications before this upcoming deadline at the end of September. 

For further information, please contact AGIP Europe office at: 

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