Brexit

Brexit and the Implications for IP Rights 03/06/2021

The UK has now left the EU, following a transition period that ended on 31 December 2020. This means that EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) and Registered Community Designs (RCDs) no longer offer protection in the UK. Here we explore the mechanisms that are in place to protect these IP rights as well as the other headline Brexit issues. We continue...

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How to Protect your Designs post Brexit

  The UK’s transitional arrangement with the EU in the wake of its formal exit finally came to an end on 31st December 2020. Companies who have previously relied on registered and unregistered European Community designs to protect their products in the UK now find themselves having to adapt to...

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UPC – For EU, but not for us.

The UK has supported the creation of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) since its inception. In recent years, the government has fought for London to have part of the main branch of the Court, provided much of the backing and development for the UP infrastructure and...

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Brexit Impact on Trade Marks

The UK leaves the EU on 31 January 2020 and will then enter a transitional period which means that essentially, the UK remains part of the EU for Intellectual Property purposes until 31 December 2020. During this period the UK and EU will be negotiating the terms of their relationship...

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Brexit Update 31/1/20

The UK leaves the EU on 31 January 2020 and will then enter a transitional period which means that essentially, the UK remains part of the EU for Intellectual Property purposes until 31 December 2020. During this period the UK and EU will be negotiating the terms of their relationship...

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