Brexit update


Following a summit in Brussels on 10 April 2019, the date on which the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU) has been extended to 31 October 2019 (unless the UK fails to hold EU Parliamentary elections in May, or an agreement is reached whereby the UK leaves sooner).  The departure date could be extended further by mutual agreement.

We will continue to keep you abreast of developments.  In the meantime, until the departure date, IP rights will continue to be protected and enforced in the UK as normal.  What happens after the departure date will depend on whether or not an agreement is in place between the UK and EU beforehand.  The position as regards European Patents, EU Trade Marks and Community Designs if the current draft agreement between the UK and EU is, in time, accepted are set out in our recently updated Brexit FAQs section which can be read here.  The position the UK Government has announced it will adopt as regards these rights in the event of no deal being reached before the departure date is summarised there also.

Do contact us if you have any questions.

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