The full Anti-Counterfeiting Group update can be accessed here. The UKIPO guidance outlines that:
- The UKIPO will publish a general notice on its website around 31 December 2020 (in all EU languages) informing EU rights owners that they now own a comparable UK trademark.
- The UKIPO does not intend to send right owners individual lists of the new UK trademarks that they will own.
- Each new UK trademark will be numbered with an identical registration number as the related EU trade mark it is granted from, but it shall be prefixed with “009”.
- The UKIPO will not be sending out new UK trademark certificates to rights owners. A rights owner can search for its new UK trademarks on the UKIPO database and print details of such rights if needed.
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Authored by Sahira Khwaja and Peter Elkin