Brexit Agreement: Implications for Madrid System Users

January 30, 2020

The Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) provides for a transition period starting on February 1, 2020, the date on which the UK will leave the EU, and ending on December 31, 2020.

This Agreement provides for continued protection in the UK for marks in international applications and registrations under the Madrid System in which the EU has been designated, for the duration of the above-mentioned transition period.

For further information on how your rights will be preserved in the UK, please refer to Information Notice No.2/2020 PDF, Madrid information notice 2/2020.

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