Intellectual property

Brexit Legal Guide update: The UK White Paper 2018: Impact for Businesses

On 12 July 2018 the UK Government finally published its White Paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU including a proposal for the establishment of an economic partnership between the UK and the EU. At the … Continue reading

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EIGHT MONTHS TO BREXIT: IS YOUR BUSINESS PREPARED?

As the clock ticks down to 29 March 2019, the UK and the EU are stepping up their preparations for the possibility of a “no-deal” outcome. From a corporate governance and risk management perspective, businesses that have not done so … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property and Cyber Security issues considered in UK Government White Paper on the future UK-EU relationship

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog The UK Government’s White Paper detailing its proposal for the future relationship between the UK and the EU (published on 12 July 2018) includes a limited number of proposals relating to … Continue reading

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UK Government publishes White Paper on the future UK-EU relationship

The UK Government has today released its White Paper detailing its proposal for the future relationship between the UK and the EU. We will be publishing separately our analysis of the implications of the UK Government’s White Paper, including the … Continue reading

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Brexit 9 months to go: Brexit Legal Guide

As business makes increasingly vocal calls for legal certainty we are pleased to launch this updated Brexit Legal Guide. The new online guide will be regularly updated as the legal impact of Brexit evolves. Forthcoming updates will include reaction to … Continue reading

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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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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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THE UNIFIED PATENT COURT (UPC) – OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN 2018?

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog At the start of 2017 the expectation was that the UPC Agreement would achieve the required ratification levels and that the UK could well ratify in advance of Brexit in order to … Continue reading

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BREXIT AND IP – LAW SOCIETY NOTE CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION

The post below was first published on our Intellectual Property blog The exact mechanics of how Brexit will materialise and what it would mean for intellectual property rights in the UK is still unclear. However, time is now running short and … 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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