The Gibraltar authorities have enacted a revision of the Trade Marks Act, which entered into law on 1 January 2021.
 
Under the provisions of the new law, EU rights cloned on to the UK Register as of 1 January, namely registrations at the EUIPO and International Registrations designating the EUIPO, will be automatically valid in Gibraltar without requiring local re-registration. 
 
The new law also  recognises International Registrations designating the UK as being valid and enforceable in Gibraltar, without requiring local re-registration. This is after the UK Government ratified the Madrid Protocol on behalf of Gibraltar in October; whilst Gibraltar cannot be designated separately, a designation of the UK will include Gibraltar. 
 

For more information please contact the author, Martin Chinnery, at martin@lysaght.co.uk