How will a no-deal Brexit affect intellectual property rights?

Intellectual property protection covers a number of intellectual property rights and a no-deal Brexit will have an impact on these rights. The impact differs from right to right. The UK Government issued guidance on 16 January 2019 (Guidance). This brief note sets out only a high-level summary of some of the changes that the Guidance refers to.

Things are very uncertain at the moment depending on whether or not a no-deal Brexit will take place and so the laws and the Guidance are constantly being updated and may change in this area. This brief note is therefore subject to these changes.

Given the complexity of this area, you should obtain legal advice before making decisions on how to prepare for a Brexit (including a no-deal Brexit) regarding intellectual property rights.

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This article is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. It should not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular circumstances. Please note that the law may have changed since the date of this article.

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