Extension of UK intellectual property rights abroad

Some countries may allow you to extend your UK IP protection and accept it as protected in that country after completing local formalities.



Please note, this information should be used as a guide only, please contact individual country offices for full information

Your copyright works usually get automatic protection abroad, in the same way as in the UK.

Published 10 June 2014
Last updated 289 FebruaryJuly 2024 + show all updates
  1. Extension of UK IP right abroad: countries O to S: Samoa 6.2 and 6.3 replaced.

  2. Cayman Islands information updated.

  3. Gibraltar 6.2 and Guernsey 8.2 extension updated.

  4. 6.2 Extension - EP(UK) updated.

  5. Paragraph added for Cyprus.

  6. Changes made to British Virgin Islands.

  7. Trade marks information regarding Sierra Leone, Cayman Islands and Uganda revised. Legal status for Sierra Leone revised. Design information for Cayman Islands revised.

  8. Updates to Brunei Darussalam section.

  9. Update on information relating to Guernsey.

  10. First published.