We are here to navigate the Brexit landscape with you and make sure you’re prepared. The UK’s Brexit future may be complex, but with Mewburn Ellis, protecting your IP need not be.

Following the decisions of the UK and EU Parliaments to approve the EU Withdrawal Agreement, the UK left the EU at 11pm UK time on 31 January 2020. Businesses are still grappling with the complexities and remaining uncertainties around Brexit but Mewburn Ellis is taking bold but simple steps to help you manage your intellectual property with confidence.

Mewburn Ellis will waive our service fees when re-filing EU trade mark applications as UK trade mark applications. This applies for our existing clients and for new clients. The benefits are clear.  Find out more. 

We will keep our offer open until the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. You don't need to do anything now, but do contact us when you're ready for more information. You should do this before the end of November 2020.

Also, to assist those who are interested in obtaining the security offered by UK trade mark rights alongside EUTM protection, we are offering a 50% reduction to our usual service charges for filing a UK trade mark when instructed alongside an EU trade mark. Find out more.

Mewburn Ellis can save you time, money and help provide peace of mind. As a firm, we have always been forward-looking in our approach to IP. For more than 150 years we’ve been finding new ways to help our clients nurture, plan and protect their ideas. We’re delighted to continue this tradition.

Your questions answered

We know you probably have lots of questions about Brexit and what it means for your IP, but don't worry we have answers! We don't have all the answers yet - nobody does, but we're working on it. Kate O'Rourke, our Head of Trade Marks and representative on the CITMA Brexit Taskforce, is working tirelessly to get the answers we all need. We've prepared an overview with answers to all the main questions and details around some that are still to be confirmed - download our Q&A

 

Watch our webinar

View our webinar recording which gives an overview of the impact Brexit will have on existing EU trade mark rights, both EUTMs and EU designations of International Registrations, outlining how protection for brand owners will be maintained in the UK. It discusses some nuances between the two kinds of rights and how the approach differs between granted and pending marks, before considering various related topics including representation and ongoing proceedings. It also covers what Brexit means for designs and patents. Access our Brexit webinar recording.

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Convert your pending EU trade mark applications into UK trade mark applications – for free!

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Mewburn Ellis will manage the process to re-file existing and new clients’ pending EU trade mark applications into UK trade mark applications – for free*. The benefits are clear. Our offer not only saves rights holders time and money, but helps provide peace of mind at a time they need it most. We will keep our offer open until the end of the transition period, 31 December 2020. You don't need to do anything now other than register your interest in this offer.

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Talk to our Brexit specialists

Robert Watson

Partner, Patent Attorney

Dydra Donath

Partner, Trade Mark Attorney, Certified Intellectual Property Law Attorney

Andy King

Partner, Chartered Trade Mark Attorney

Kate ORourke

Partner, Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Solicitor

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Your Questions Answered

We know you probably have lots of questions about Brexit and what it means for your IP, but don't worry we have answers! We don't have all the answers yet - nobody does, but we're working on it. Kate O'Rourke, our Head of Trade Marks and representative on the CITMA Brexit Taskforce, is working tirelessly to get the answers we all need. We've prepared an overview with answers to all the main questions and details around some that are still to be confirmed.

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Download Q&A