Update on IP rights in the UK during the Brexit transition period and beyond

The UK has left the EU, but intellectual property rights in the UK are all for the transition period (which currently ends at 11 p.m. on December 31, 2020), in which the UK continues to be treated as part of the EU very similar from the perspective of EU legislation. At the end of the transition, the UK government will grant replacement rights for the former EU-wide rights that were current at the end of the transition, but everything is not as easy as it sounds.

Read our updated guide Intellectual property and Brexit (February 2020).

For more information on Brexit in general, see the Herbert Smith Freehills Brexit Legal Guide 2020.


Joel Smith
Jonathan Turnbull
Laura Deacon
Rachel Montagnon

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