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The impact of Brexit on IP Rights

The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union has led to a period of legal uncertainty with the future relationship between the UK and EU not yet being defined. Intellectual property law is not safe from the immediate effects of Brexit and also faces an uncertain future. It is anticipated that for at least the next two years, the UK will remain a full member of the EU and will continue to apply EU intellectual property law. As no Member State has withdrawn from the EU before, the impact on IP rights cannot be precisely predicted and depends on the outcome of negotiations and agreements made between the UK and the EU.

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28 September 2016

The impact of Brexit on IP Rights

The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union has led to a period of legal uncertainty with the future relationship between the UK and EU not yet being defined. Intellectual property law is not safe from the immediate effects of Brexit and also faces an uncertain future. It is anticipated that for at least the next two years, the UK will remain a full member of the EU and will continue to apply EU intellectual property law. As no Member State has withdrawn from the EU before, the impact on IP rights cannot be precisely predicted and depends on the outcome of negotiations and agreements made between the UK and the EU.

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