Brexit – What Could Happen to My IP Rights?

    View Authors May 2017

    Article 50 has been triggered and the UK will, most likely, leave the EU on 29 March 2019. Now that the countdown has begun, the focus has returned to assessing what Brexit will mean for businesses based, or trading, in the UK.

    This briefing considers the impact Brexit will have on IP portfolios that include EU-wide rights. The UK government has yet to provide any guidance for IP owners, or IP professionals, and so some of the content of this briefing is, unavoidably, an educated best guess. In addition, much depends on the outcome of the EU/UK exit negotiations.