The government has recently published a series of impact notices setting out the consequences of a no deal Brexit in various areas. One of the areas covered is intellectual property rights.

A no deal Brexit means the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

Many businesses in the UK will hold European-derived intellectual property rights, which may include European trademarks, European registered or unregistered design rights and some copyright protections.

There is also a proposed unitary patent (UPC) which will cover EU member states with a single patent. The UPC has not yet come into force but UK businesses may have been looking forward having a single application to protect inventions across the EU.

Guy Wilmot appears in Real Business discussing the impact a no deal Brexit will have on intellectual property. 

Intellectual property rights in a no deal Brexit era is available to read on the Real Business website. 

Guy is a partner in the corporate and commercial team and advises clients on corporate affairs, start-upsintellectual property and technology, e-commerce and IT.