Although the politics around Brexit is very uncertain, in fact the UK Government has been clear about what will happen to existing EU trade mark (EUTM) registrations should the UK leave the EU. The basic principle is that existing EUTM holders should not be disadvantaged by Brexit, and so separate rights will be created in the UK which exactly mirror all existing EU registrations, and no official fee will be charged for this. This will happen either, as soon as reasonably practical after 29th March 2019 (or later if the deadline for exit is extended), or at the end of the transitional period, if an Agreement with the EU is reached.

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