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Brexit: UK address for service to be required for UK IP rights

The UK IPO have confirmed that from 1 January 2021, any new trade mark, design or patent applications or oppositions filed will require a UK address for service. This is subject to the parliamentary timetable allowing the change to be implemented.

For the UK IP profession this is a very positive and welcome development.

We would be delighted to assist you if you are impacted by this change. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Further information can be found on the government website here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/address-for-service-rules-changes-call-for-views/government-response-to-call-for-views-on-address-for-service-afs 

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