Monthly Archives: September 2017

EU and UK release joint technical note comparing their positions on citizens’ rights

Following the fourth round of negotiations, the latest joint technical note comparing EU and UK positions on citizens’ rights has been released. There has been agreement on a number of issues regarding citizens’ rights, however, there are a number of … Continue reading

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“PORT CHARLOTTE” Whisky does not infringe the EU protected designation of origin (PDO) “PORTO” or “PORT” – Consideration needed urgently for protection of PDOs and GIs, UK and EU-wide, post-Brexit

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog The CJEU has confirmed that “Port Charlotte”, registered as an EU trade mark for whisky, does not evoke (infringe) the protected designation of origin (PDO) for “porto” or “port”. The decision … Continue reading

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UK PM’s Florence speech: a new era of cooperation and partnership between the UK and the EU

Today at 2pm Theresa May, British Prime Minister, gave a speech in Florence, where she addressed the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Click here to access a full transcript of the speech.

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UK Government’s Future Partnership Paper on Foreign policy, defence and development: including proposals for co-operation on sanctions, cyber security, and the defence and security industries

The UK Government has released a Paper outlining the UK’s proposals for a future partnership with the EU regarding foreign policy, defence and development. The Paper highlights the UK’s shared interests and values with the EU regarding foreign policy and … Continue reading

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Security, law enforcement and criminal justice partnership paper released by UK Government

Earlier today the UK Government released a Future partnership paper on Security, law enforcement and criminal justice. This paper is closely related to the Foreign Policy, Defence and Security and Development paper released by the UK Government on 12 September. … Continue reading

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UK future partnership paper on foreign policy, defence and development released

The UK Government has released a paper outlining the UK’s proposals for a future partnership with the EU regarding foreign policy, defence and development. The paper highlights the UK’s shared interests and values with Europe regarding foreign policy and defence, … Continue reading

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Commission paper on IPR post-Brexit highlights the importance of resolving key issues prior to withdrawal

The European Commission has published “Position paper transmitted to EU27 on Intellectual property rights (including geographical indications)” (7 September 2017) which proposes that the (Brexit) Withdrawal Agreement should ensure that: The protection enjoyed in the United Kingdom on the basis … Continue reading

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New Brexit Papers – Government Position Paper on Collaboration on Science and Innovation and House of Commons Library Briefing Paper on the Withdrawal Bill

The Government has published a position paper on Collaboration on science and innovation. Having previously stated its intent to continue to collaborate with its European partners on major science, research and technology initiatives, this paper sets out the UK’s objectives … Continue reading

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Citizens’ rights – joint technical note comparing EU and UK positions

A joint EU/UK technical note on the comparison of the EU and UK positions on citizens’ rights was published on 31 August 2017. Citizens’ rights was one of the main topics covered in the latest round of negotiations (alongside financial … Continue reading

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