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Take Action NOW to Avoid Risk of Losing Comparable UK Trade Mark & Design Registrations

As from 1st January 2024, it will be necessary to record a UK address for service where new contentious proceedings are launched against a UK comparable trade mark or re-registered design. Failure to provide a UK address may result in a loss of rights. This means that it will be mandatory to record a valid UK-based representative as an address for service against any comparable right when that right is subject to a challenge by another party, such as for…

The Clock is Ticking - Take Action NOW to Avoid Risk of Losing Comparable UK Trade Mark & Design Registrations

  What is a "Comparable Right"? At "Brexit", the EUIPO took steps to withdraw the representational rights of all non-EU based representatives. On 1st January 2021, all registered EU trade marks and Community designs were "cloned" and re-registered, creating new and independent comparable UK trade mark registrations and comparable UK registered designs. These comparable rights were automatically entered on the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) register and must now be managed separately and renewed at the appropriate dates by…

SH&P Move to a Brand New Office!

L-R standing: Shaun Sherlock, Adam Cornford, Richard Turner, Josh Treadgold, Leona Walker, Ceili Williams, David Powell, Camille Bates, David Burborough, Robin Webster, Justyna Chojnowska, Paul Carlyle, Ana Roura, Sammy Cobbold, Gail Calder, Claire Bly, Peter Cornford, Bob Barnes, Vicky Jones, Leanne Rogers, Tina Rees-Pedlar, Rose Gilroy, Robert Gaunt L-R seated: Camila M Silva, Jill Cowles, Patrice Dwyer, Sian McHugh, Kalei McHugh, Timothy Jones Friday 14th July 2023 was a great day in the history of SH&P! After spending nearly four…

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