Now if you buy a .co.uk you have to make sure it has .uk rights. I think you have to secure both because you never own. .uk might eventually take over like .in over .co.in, but even if it does it's going to take a long time.
The uk dispute doesn't work like .com.
Anyone can open a dispute for any reason. There is a period of mediation after which either the complainant drops the case or pays nominet £750+vat (20%) for an 'expert' to make a decision. After that decision is made a complaint/respondent can appeal and pay nominet £1500+vat (20%) for three 'experts' to come to a decision. All the while this is going on there can be no legal action taken.
Here's the thing though - if someone complains, the respondent doesn't respond - and the complainant pays for a decision the 'expert' usually rules in their favour because he usually doesn't have any clue about domains, their use, and what constitutes fair use etc. Most experts don't even work in the domain field - I think they are there because they are friends with certain board members :p This puts the respondent at a disadvantage so it is vital he responds taking up his time to rebut the FREE dispute filed.
If the respondent does respond the complainant then gets ANOTHER chance to respond to that response. However the respondent doesn't. This means that the complainant can complain, see what your response is, and then pull your response to bits before a decision is made.
The system is hugely flawed but nominet wins (surprise surprise). Not only have they already made a fortune selling extensions that nobody wanted they are set to make a fortune when a plethora of complaints start in 2019.