Newsalert Brexit - IP, TMT and Data Protection Department
The United Kingdom formally left the EU on 1 February 2020 when the withdrawal agreement concluded between the European Union and the UK entered into force. The so called “Transition Period” - during which time the UK was no longer a member of the EU but remained subject to its legal framework with the exception of participation in the EU institutions and governance structures - ended on 31 December 2020.
With 2021 year commencing and Brexit being effective, businesses and intellectual property rights’ owners will need to keep up with the changes, review their IP portfolios and consider the actions to be taken to ensure that all necessary rights are maintained and protected in the UK and the EU after the transition period.
Our Porfessionals prepared a alert collection that analyse some of the main consequences, specifically relating to
- the legal framework applicable to trade secrets
- the legal framework applicable to copyright, neighboring rights and sui generis rights on databases
- the trademarks and designs
- the legal framework applicable to IP enforcement and licensing of IP rights