The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) have produced new guidance on the actions that businesses and organisations will need to take after Brexit.
The guidance includes:
- holding EU trademarks after the UK leaves the EU, Changes to trademark law after Brexit
- what will change and what will stay the same in relation to Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) and patent law: information for businesses, legal representatives, and UK rights holders, Changes to SPC and patent law after Brexit
- rules that mean UK customers can access their online content services when they visit the EU will change, Cross-border portability of online content services after Brexit
- how protection in the EU for databases produced in the UK will change after Brexit, Sui generis database rights after Brexit
- who have unregistered Community designs, Changes to unregistered designs after Brexit
- what to do if you have pending court proceedings and other legal issues, EU and international designs and Brexit: legal issues for right holders
- holding registered Community designs and international trade marks after Brexit, Changes to EU and international designs and trade mark protection after Brexit
- the impacts on UK right holders, businesses, cultural heritage institutions and consumers, it is not legal advice, Changes to copyright law after Brexit
- the actions that parallel exporters to the EEA and intellectual property rights holders will need to take after Brexit, Exhaustion of IP rights and parallel trade after Brexit
For further information on how to prepare your business for Brexit please visit the Business Wales Brexit Portal.