The two year countdown to Brexit has begun. With the clock ticking, there is now a more urgent need for businesses to plan for the impact that Brexit will have on their operations.

We have produced an updated briefing for intellectual property owners explaining the likely implications for their EU-wide IP protection, particularly where there is a so called ‘hard Brexit’.  The note looks at what could happen in the area of trade mark, design, patent and copyright protection and also considers the impact for businesses on the ability to intercept counterfeit goods, and parallel trade within Europe.

IP owners need to take steps now to prepare for the UK’s formal exit from the EU.  Our briefing suggests what those steps might be.