Brexit

 

Trade mark and design planning for a "no deal" Brexit

In a very recent development that will come as a relief to businesses, the UK Government has issued some guidance on what will happen to EU intellectual property rights in the event the UK and EU fail to reach an agreement by 29 March 2019 (a “no...

Patent planning for a "no deal" Brexit

The government has recently issued a notice outlining the effect on the patent system were the UK to leave the EU without an agreement (a "no deal" scenario) in March 2019. While the notice reassures that such a scenario remains unlikely, it...

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...
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