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Find our latest news and updates below, including our latest update on the implications of BREXIT on your IP rights now that the UK has entered the transition period. 

Brexit, the transition period, and what it means for IP rights

The UK and Europe have ratified the Withdrawal Agreement, and the UK has now left the EU. So, what d...

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EU Trade Marks Post-Brexit

EU trade marks have effect in all member states of the EU and for this reason, to date, many compani...

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Draft BREXIT Withdrawal Agreement - some good news for EU IP holders

Agreement offers free of charge ‘porting-in’ of EU rights to the UK post-BREXIT Whilst there’...

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What's in a name? Who should own your trade mark..

The importance of ensuring that the correct owner of a trade mark is recorded at the Patents Office...

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A Stormtrooper....sculpture?

The meaning of a "sculpture "was considered in Lucasfilm v Ainsworth, at the UK Supreme Court.  Thi...

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Knowledge Development Box

The Knowledge Development Box (KDB) is an Irish tax incentive, which allows a lower rate of corporat...

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Trade Secrets…..Sssshhh!

A new EU directive on Trade Secrets is due to come into force by 9 June 2018, and the UK has already...

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The Unitary Patent & UPC Hokey Cokey

Are we in or out? As previously discussed in an earlier blog post, there are certain effects of BRE...

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More changes at the EUIPO

A number of important changes arising from the new EU Trade Mark Regulation entered into force on 1...

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Notice to Stakeholders on Brexit....copyright implications

The EU Commission has recently published a notice concerning the consequences of BREXIT in respect o...

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