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POSITIONS 23 March 2018

AIM’s Joint Statement on Brexit negotiations with regard to Intellectual Property

AIM – the European Brands Association, the Association of Trademarks and Designs rights Practitioners (APRAM), the Benelux Trademark Association (BMM), the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and MARQUES – the Association of European Trade Mark Owners released a joint statement on the Brexit negotiations with regard to Intellectual Property issues, particularly trade marks and designs.

These seven organisations, representing thousands of companies across industry as well as entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and intellectual property practitioners in Europe, emphasise in their statement the importance of IP for the economy in Europe, both in the EU27 and in the UK. The current EU trade mark system works well and benefits industry and consumers, thus a smooth and professionally handled transition will benefit all parties involved.

The complete joint statement is available here