As of January 1st 2021, the UK is no longer covered by EU designs and EU trade marks. Trademark and design owners should be aware that all existing registrations in the EU have been automatically replicated and registered within the UK at no additional cost. However, this is not the case for pending applications. Any application that was pending as of January 1st 2021 must still be filed independently in the UK within a grace period of 9 months (through September 30th). Applications filed within this period will maintain their EU filing or priority date.