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24th November 2020




By virtue of a statutory instrument (SI) laid before the UK Parliament on 23rd November, the UK IPO will not accept an address for service from the European Economic Area for any new trade mark, design and patent applications, or oppositions, as from 1st  January 2021.

The significance of the proposal is that from the start of 2021 a professional representative from the UK, Gibraltar or Channel Islands, must be appointed as the address for service in new proceedings before the UK IPO.

Detailed guidance on the changes to the current rules has been published and can be viewed here.

Albright IP is excited about this development. We welcome new business opportunities from Europe and the rest of the world, and we will continue to keep you updated with any developments and practice changes, that are being introduced as a consequence of Brexit.

If you would like further information, please contact us on +44 (0) 1242 691 801 to speak to a qualified British and European patent attorney or fill in the form below.