On 13 November 2020, the Government published further guidance on the changes to how the Intellectual Property (IP) system and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will operate following the end of the transition period.
The changes will impact:
You can find out more information about all of these changes in this news story from the IPO.
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has urged businesses to:
- Consider carefully where to disclose your designs to ensure they have adequate protection in their most important market;
- If you export IP-protected goods on the secondary or parallel market, contact the rights holder in the EEA to see if you have permission to continue to parallel export.
- Consider if you want exports to continue if you are a business that owns the IP rights for goods currently parallel exported from the UK to the EEA.
- You can find out what other actions you may need to take by using the checker tool at gov.uk/transition and signing up for business readiness updates.