Brexit News


It will be ‘business as usual’ for patents after Brexit
Patents and related intellectual property rights will be entirely unaffected by Brexit. This is because the UK will remain a
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The impact of Brexit on UK Copyright – as reported by the EU Commission
At the beginning of this month, the EU Commission issued a report on the impact of Brexit on UK copyright.
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UK Joins the Hague Agreement for Industrial Designs
As of 13 June 2018 there will be more flexibility for UK and international IP holders wishing to apply for
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UKIPO publishes IP valuation study
The UKIPO (UK Intellectual Property Office) has published Hidden Value: a study of the UK IP valuation market, which questions
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European Commission Releases Position Paper on Intellectual Property Rights after Brexit
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union will have significant ramifications for intellectual property rights within not only the
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Further delays for the Unitary Patent, or the beginning of the end?
In March 2017 an individual filed a complaint at the Federal Constitutional Court in Germany that German ratification of the
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Unified Patent Court – Update
There has been a change of minister for IP, and signs that the government intends to pursue a “hard Brexit”,
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Brexit and Registered EU Designs
At the moment designers can apply to the EU Intellectual Property Office to obtain EU-wide registered protection for their designs.
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Protecting EU trade marks post Brexit
The UK’s exit from the EU is still likely a number of years away. When it does leave, however, it
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Brexit – Who Decides?
On 3rd November, the High Court handed down its decision on whether the UK Government could trigger Article 50 of
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