The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. However the withdrawal agreement has saved most of the effects of the post-Brexit intellectual property regime for the duration of the transition period, which ends on 31 December 2020. After this date, significant changes will occur in relation to numerous IP rights created by EU regulations, including EU trade marks which will no longer be considered to cover the UK.

In the video below Emily explains what will happen on 1 January. You can also read more about it here.

Emily is an associate in the corporate and commercial team.

Emily advises both startup clients and established businesses in a wide variety of fields including software/technology, e-commerce, real estate, financial services and hospitality.