To get trade mark protection in the UK, you will, from today, need to file protection nationally and not rely on protection from a new EU application.
You no longer stand any mathematical chance of registering at EU trade mark before the end of the transition period.
The EUIPO is not open for business from 24-31 December, and any official deadlines falling on those days will extend to the next working day of the office in January 2021. This means that any trade marks published for opposition for three months from 24 September 2020 onwards will have the possibility of oppositions being filed until January 2021 and will not be able to secure registration any earlier.
Please get in touch if you need further information or would like help protecting your trade mark in the EU and/or the UK.
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