European Union Intellectual Property Office: Brexit:Written question - HL4928

Q
Asked on: 02 June 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
European Union Intellectual Property Office: Brexit
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to restrict European Economic Area 'address for service' at the Intellectual Property Office if no reciprocal rights are offered by the EU Intellectual Property Office at the end of the transition period.
A
Answered by: Lord Callanan
Answered on: 16 June 2020

The Government is aware that this is an important issue for stake holders, in particular UK-based patent and trade mark attorneys.

Officials at the Intellectual Property Office are having ongoing conversations with representative bodies over how to best address this matter once the transition period ends.

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