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UK to ratify Unified Patent Court Agreement

The UK government has announced that it will press ahead with plans for ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA), which is necessary to allow the coming into force of provisions relating to both the new European patent with unitary effect throughout participating EU Member States, and the new...

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GJE’s Brexit Update – The Return of the National UK Filing

It is now a few months since the UK voted for Brexit (i.e. to leave the European Union).  It had been hoped that by now we might have greater clarity about timings, in terms of both triggering Article 50 and thereby starting the whole process, and also when the ultimate...

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Dual Filing Service for UK and European Registered Designs

The result of the UK referendum on 23 June 2016 took the world by shock. However, in spite of all the headlines, the UK remains part of the European Union. There is still no official timetable for Brexit, but it is anticipated that the UK government will initiate the formal...

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BREXIT – Impact on Design Registrations and UDR

On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (“Brexit”). The UK is expected to enter into a negotiation period during which the terms of withdrawal from the EU will be settled. The actual exit date is not yet known, but the existence of a two year...

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BREXIT – Impact on UK and EU Trade Marks

On 23 June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union (“Brexit”). The UK is expected to enter into a negotiation period during which the terms of withdrawal from the EU will be settled. The actual exit date is not yet known, but the existence of a two year...

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