Address for service for IP rights from 01 January 2021
The UKIPO recently announced that an address for service in the UK, Gibraltar or the Channel Islands will be required for any new application for a patent, a trademark or a design filed at the UKIPO from 01 January 2021. This includes EP patents validated in the UK.
In addition an address for service in the UK, Gibraltar or the Channel Islands will be required if you wish to challenge or defend a patent, trademark or design in contentious proceedings at the UKIPO. More information can be found on the UKIPO’s website.
UKIPO announcement of 23 November 2020
The UKIPO has announced that the rules governing address for service for intellectual property rights in the UK will change from 01 January 2021.