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1st November 2020
HGF Complete: Brexit Webinars

The UK is due to leave the EU trade mark and design system (EU IPO) at 11pm on 31st December 2020. At that time identical UK trade mark and design registrations will be …

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13th July 2020
No Official Fee Will Be Payable On Automatic Conversion Of Registered EU Trade Marks And Designs

UK Government confirms no official Registry fee will be payable on automatic conversion of registered EU trade marks and designs into national UK rights post-Brexit. The United Kingdom Government confirmed …

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29th January 2020
Special Report – Brand Protection Beyond Brexit

Since the UK voted to leave the EU in 2016’s referendum, HGF has worked to ensure that Brexit will just mean ‘business as usual’ for its clients. We conducted a survey to …

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24th December 2019
Brexit and Trade Mark Protection in the UK

On the 12th December 2019 the Conservatives won the UK General Election. Their campaign was very much on a promise to “get Brexit done” and this provides more certainty on …

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13th October 2019
Video: No-Deal Brexit Scenario Planning for Intellectual Property

With Brexit deadline approaching, HGF Partner Dr Chris Moore is speaking in Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce video about what impact a no-deal Brexit may have on Intellectual Property, including …

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5th October 2019
Does a design have to be disclosed first in the EU to benefit from Community Unregistered Design Right?

A case before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has raised this important question in a direct reference to the Court of Justice of European Union. Not only is an …

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28th April 2019
Brexit Delay Agreed – Update on EU and UK Trade Mark Protection

The EU has agreed to grant the UK a further extension of time (until 31 October 2019) to finalise the terms of how the UK leaves the EU. This removes …

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