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Brexit and Intellectual Property guides

On 31 January 2020, the UK officially exited the European Union (EU) and the transition period ended on 31 December 2020 with a trade agreement between the UK and the EU. But what does Brexit mean for intellectual property and rights owners?

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Brexit and intellectual property: A new horizon

Our IP experts breakdown the UK’s position in relation to all key IP rights from 2021 and highlight key points for rights owners to consider, regarding: Trade marks, Designs, Exhaustion of IP rights, EU domain names, Copyright & related rights, Patents and Supplementary Protection Certificates

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BREXIT and Exhaustion of Intellectual Property Rights

IP rights are considered “exhausted” once goods have been placed on the market by the IP owner or with the owner’s consent anywhere within the European Economic Area (EEA), namely the member states of the European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Read our one page explainer on Exhaustion of IP Rights.

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