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M. What effect will the UK’s formal exit from the EU have upon the scope of protection provided by an EU Trade Mark registration?

IP rights are territorial in scope. Following the end of the transition period, an EU Trade Mark registration will cease to protect the trade mark in the UK. However, owners of EU Trade Marks registered before the end of the transition period will be granted automatically a “cloned” UK trade mark registration, for the same mark and covering the same goods and services. The new UK registration will not be examined again. Furthermore, the owner of a UK Trade Mark registration will no longer be able to rely upon that right to oppose the registration of the same mark as an EU Trade Mark.

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