Dawn Ellmore on why Brexit shouldn’t affect your decision to move jobs

One of the great things about the Intellectual Property (IP) profession is its ability to adapt to and change with the times. Bringing us to Brexit… which will undoubtedly bring some legislative changes… and again we will adapt. What it… Continue Reading →

INTA agrees five Brexit principles

There is clearly a huge amount of uncertainty around any potential deal that the UK will strike over Brexit – the terms of any deal, if there is a deal at all – are still subject to much speculation and… Continue Reading →

Will the EU Relocate London-based Unified Patent Court after UK Leaves EU?

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, recently suggested that the new London based unified patent court may have to move away from its current location in London after the UK leaves the EU.  It has already been decided that… Continue Reading →

EU Businesses want the UK to be part of the New Unitary Patent System

It was recently reported that UK and European Businesses have written to the Rt Hon Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy requesting that he move forward with progressing the ratification process of the Unified Patent… Continue Reading →

Brexit Negotiations will Begin on 19 June 2017

Michel Barnier who is leading the Brexit negotiations for the EU has confirmed that negotiations are due to begin on 19 June 2017 following the UK Parliament’s reconvention post the General Election.  Mr Barnier hopes to submit his first report… Continue Reading →

Is Brexit Responsible for the UK Decrease in EU Trade Mark & Design Applications?

Filings of EU Trade Mark and EU Design applications by UK applicants have recently fallen for the first time since the economic crisis of 2008-2009. The number of EU Trade Mark applications filed by UK applicants in 2016 fell 7%… Continue Reading →

Impact of Brexit on EU Trade Marks

Brexit could cause a majority change in the EU Trade Mark system.  Brand owners who chose to rely solely on the protection provided by EU Trade Marks and have not registered trade marks under the UK’s national regime could be… Continue Reading →

How Brexit is Expected to Affect an Organisation’s Protection of Their Intellectual Property

The European Union (EU) referendum result for the United Kingdom (UK) to leave the EU (commonly known as Brexit) will have implications for British SMEs although it has been noted that there will be no immediate impact for the next two… Continue Reading →

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