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UK confirms intention to remain in Unitary Patent system after Brexit

Following a week of political drama, which has seen the resignation of the Foreign Secretary and the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, the British Government today published its much-anticipated "White Paper". This sets out the proposals for...

Brexit Update (II): More news on the transitional arrangements

This morning, the UK and EU's chief negotiators  announced that a deal has been reached on the transitional arrangements which will apply in the immediate period following the UK's formal withdrawal from the EU. Although the withdrawal and...

Brexit Update (I): IP-related provisions in the draft UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement

On 28 February 2018 the European Commission published its  draft  for an agreement on the UK's terms of withdrawal from the EU. It must be stressed that this is a draft, rather than a finalised agreement, and sets out the European...

Brexit: Negotiations on IP reportedly under way

Since agreement was reached in December on "sufficient progress" in Phase 1 of the Brexit negotiations (regarding the terms of withdrawal), little news has been heard about the status of EU/UK discussions. Officially, Phase 2 of the talks...

CIPA launches new Brexit video

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) last week launched its new video short “European Patent Work Unaffected By Brexit”, highlighting that when it comes to patents in Europe, it is business as usual. The European Patent Office...
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