In addition, amendments to the Trade Marks Act 1994 (TMA) and secondary legislation in the form of the Trade Marks Rules 2008, as well as the amending and autonomous regulations, are necessary to take account of the fact that the UK will no longer be part of the EU trade mark system after 1 January 2021. If the IPO finds that an opt-out right has been exercised in circumstances where it was not authorised, the comparable UK trade mark may be reinstated if the equivalent or comparable UK trade mark has been removed from the register. If a third party sends us a cancellation notice, we will send it to the owner of the comparable trademark. If they consider that the termination should not apply in the United Kingdom, they must submit a notice of exemption within one month of receipt of the notice. If we become aware that an EU law will be repealed, we will write to the holder of the comparable right and announce in the same notice that they will file a waiver. The retention of existing priority and age data in comparable UK brands is automatic. For each part of the 5-year period preceding 1 January 2021, the use of the relevant EU trade mark in the EU will be taken into account, whether it took place inside or outside the UK. Last but not least, the post-transition situation could also be affected by an agreement reached during the transition period between the EU and the UK that governs their future relationship. The following examples show how comparable UK marks are codified: If the contradictions that follow the 1.