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United Kingdom: Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Address for Service) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Rules 2020 (S.I. 2020/1317)

January 1, 2021

United Kingdom: The Patents, Trade Marks and Designs (Address for Service) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Rules 2020 (S.I. 2020/1317) were issued on November 19, 2020, pursuant to section 8B(1) (a) and paragraph 21 (b) of Schedule 7 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, section 123 of the Patents Act 1977, section 78 of the Trade Marks Act 1994, section 250 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents 1988, and section 36 of the Registered Designs Act 1949.

The Rules entered into force on January 1, 2021, and amend the following Rules:

(i) The Trade Marks Rules 2008 (S.I. 2008/1797);

(ii) The Patents Rules 2007 (S.I. 2007/3291);

(iii) The Registered Designs Rules 2006 (S.I. 2006/1975); and

(iv) The Design Right (Proceedings before Comptroller) Rules 1989 (S.I. 1989/1130).

The Rules inter alia amend several United Kingdom IP rules to change the "address for service" requirements following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, by removing references to the European Economic Area and inserting references to Gibraltar.