The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has issued guidance on intellectual property laws following Brexit.
It also contains initial guidance that will apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit:
- trade marks and designs if there’s no Brexit deal
- patents if there’s no Brexit deal
- copyright if there’s no Brexit deal
- exhaustion of intellectual property rights if there’s no Brexit deal
This information should help businesses understand what they need to do, so they can make informed plans and preparations.
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This guide offers information on the future of intellectual property (IP) laws following the decision that the UK will leave the European Union (EU). The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) continues to contribute fully to the government’s work towards exiting the EU. It has a clear goal of ensuring an effective IP regime that supports UK innovation and creativity. The UK will remain one of the best places in the world to obtain and protect your IP.