Impact of Brexit – Designs

The decision of the UK to leave the EU will clearly have wide reaching implications across business and legal affairs. The field of IP will be particularly affected given that IP rights in the UK are all to some extent influenced by European law.

In the short-term there will not be an immediate change to the legal framework. The UK will remain a member state whilst the withdrawal negotiations and arrangements are put in place over the next couple of years. We would stress that all clients’ rights will continue to be protectable and should be enforced where appropriate.

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