You can see below the last official communication of the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in relation to the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU for European Union Trademarks (EUTM) and Community Designs (DMC):
The Withdrawal Agreement stipulates that during a transition period that will last until 31 December 2020, EU law remains applicable to and in the UK. This extends to the EUTM and RCD Regulations and their implementing instruments.
This continued application of the EUTM Regulations and the RCD Regulations during the transition period includes, in particular, all substantive and procedural provisions as well as the rules concerning representation in proceedings before the EUIPO.
In consequence, all proceedings before the Office that involve grounds of refusal pertaining to the territory of the UK, earlier rights originating from the UK, or parties/representatives domiciled in the UK will run as they did previously, until the end of the transition period.
Further information as regards the situation as from 1 January 2021 will follow in due course.
We hope this information will be of your utility and we kindly ask you to contact us if you require further information.