The intergovernmental organization Visegrad Patent Institute (VPI) focused on conducting international searches and international preliminary examinations was established on 1 July 2016. The VIP is made up of the Visegrad member states: Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. More information here.

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Community Designs after BREXIT

At the end of the transition period (1 January 2021) Community Designs (RCDs), unregistered Community Designs (UCDs), will no longer be valid in the United Kingdom. These rights will be immediately and automatically replaced by UK rights. For pending RCD application on 1 January 2021, some other steps must be taken till 30.09.2021 in order get the UK Registration. More information here