TRADE SECRETS IN A POST-BREXIT WORLD

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog In their article for PLC Magazine (October 2016), Joel Smith and Jessica Welborn discuss the continued importance of the consistent and effective protection of trade secrets for businesses operating across Europe post-Brexit and the impact the new Trade Secrets Directive, even in the post-Brexit era. Read more

COUNSEL’S OPINION SOUGHT BY UK IP GROUPS IN RELATION TO THE UPC AND BREXIT

Counsel’s Opinion sought by UK IP groups on the possibilities for the UK to continue to participate in the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court post Brexit now released Shortly after the Brexit referendum, the Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (IPLA), of which we are a member, along with other IP representative groups, jointly requested an … Read more

THE TRADE SECRETS DIRECTIVE – CONSISTENCY OF APPROACH REQUIRED, WITH OR WITHOUT BREXIT

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog In her Editorial for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Rachel Montagnon (our IP professional support consultant) discusses the changes introduced by the  Trade Secrets Directive (Directive (EU) 2016/943) from a UK perspective, evaluating the potential effects of Brexit on its implementation and arguing in … Read more