Monthly Archives: April 2018

The UK ratifies the Unified Patent Court Agreement on World IP Day

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog The UK has ratified the UPC Agreement today, 26 April 2018, which also happens to be World IP Day. The UK IP Minister announced the ratification at a World IP Day event … Continue reading

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Filed under Consumer, Intellectual property, Pharma

DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSES: PUTTING YOURSELF IN THE BEST POSITION

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog All too often, dispute resolution clauses may be treated as part of the boilerplate: the usual wording thrown in, with perhaps little thought for the particular circumstances. But the question of how … Continue reading

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BREXIT UPDATE – EEA (RE)INSURERS

The post below was first published on our Insurance blog EEA insurers and reinsurers doing business in the UK under the insurance passport must prepare for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. We consider, in our latest “At a Glance” guide, … Continue reading

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Draft Statutory Instruments amending “retained EU Law” Starting to Appear

While the date for the passage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is receding, as a messy political standoff on its terms takes place, the Government has published example draft Brexit Statutory Instruments planned to be passed under the Bill … Continue reading

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STATE AID DISCIPLINES TO CONTINUE TO APPLY IN THE UK POST-BREXIT

The UK Government, in a letter to the House of Lords EU committee published last week, has provided important clarifications in relation to the future UK State aid regime post-Brexit. The Government confirmed that it is planning to establish a … Continue reading

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AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA SERVICES: BACK TO THE 80’S?!

On 19 March 2018, the European Commission published a notice to stakeholders on the consequences of Brexit for audiovisual media services. This makes it clear that, subject to any transitional arrangement, as of the withdrawal date, the EU rules in … Continue reading

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PRA AND FCA CLARIFY IMPACT OF BREXIT TRANSITION FOR INSURANCE SECTOR

The post below was first published on our Insurance blog Recent announcements made by the PRA and FCA clarify their approach to Brexit following the European Council’s agreement to a transition period for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. In particular, … Continue reading

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UK Government agrees elements of the European Commission’s proposals for post-Brexit protection of EU-wide IP rights in the UK in the latest draft of the Withdrawal Agreement

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog In the latest draft of the Withdrawal Agreement (19 March 2018) the UK Government and European Commission negotiators appear to have agreed text providing for the replacement of EU-wide IP rights … Continue reading

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Filed under Article 50, Consumer, Intellectual property, Pharma, TMT, UK-EU negotiations

House of Commons Exiting the EU Committee publishes report on the future UK-EU relationship

On 4 April 2018, the House of Commons Exiting the European Union Committee (Committee) published a report on the future UK-EU relationship.

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Filed under Article 50, UK-EU negotiations