World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

United Kingdom: Scotland

Brexit remains the hot topic for trademark professionals across the United Kingdom, and Scotland is no exception. With all signs indicating that UK practitioners will no longer be permitted to act before the EUIPO, the future looks uncertain – especially for attorney firms without an established base in Europe. However,...

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Brexit remains the hot topic for trademark professionals across the United Kingdom, and Scotland is no exception. With all signs indicating that UK practitioners will no longer be permitted to act before the EUIPO, the future looks uncertain – especially for attorney firms without an established base in Europe. However, a July 2020 consultation suggesting that only UK attorneys will be able to practise before the UKIPO from 2021 could offer a silver lining – particularly for firms located in economic hubs such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. However the cards might fall, it seems that Scotland’s flourishing start-up scene and thriving traditional industries will continue to fuel demand for solid trademark counsel.

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