A Practical Brexit

02 May 2019

17:30 - 20:00

Bird & Bird, 12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP

"Have we left the EU yet?" "How will the UKIPO grant so many UK comparable trade marks in time?" In the words of the BBC - do you feel that Brexit is just a never ending series of question marks?

Bird & Bird have put together a seminar to give you practical advice about the effect Brexit will have on your trade marks and designs and the steps you should take, together with some of the problems likely to arise after Brexit and how best to prepare for them.

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The programme

17:30 -18:00

Registration and refreshments

18:00 - 19:30


Allan Poulter, Partner, Bird & Bird London

Trade Mark and Design Prosecution issues

Mark Holah, Partner, Bird & Bird London

• The status of EUTMs, UK comparable rights and International marks post-Brexit
• Practical effect of Government's proposals on the UKIPO
• What to do about the nine month grace period?

The EU View

Katharine Stephens, Partner, Bird & Bird London

Manon Rieger-Jansen, Partner, Bird & Bird The Hague

• View from the Netherlands
• How will the Government's proposals effect parallel trade
• Practical consequences of the Post-Brexit Exhaustion proposals

TM and Design Disputes

Peter Brownlow, Partner, Bird & Bird London

• The Hydra's head - Brexit's effect on EUIPO oppositions
• Answering some unanswered questions on enforcement and Brexit
• Privilege in post-Brexit English TM infringement proceedings

19.30 - 20.00

Drinks and networking

Contact / Registration

For any enquiries please contact: Deanne Prudden on +44 (0)20 7415 6688 or click here.