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This Practice Note examines the likely impact of Brexit on IP rights. It deals with key issues that may affect the owners of trade marks, design rights, copyright and patents and summarises likely changes to the scope of protection of these rights. It covers changes to the legal framework, steps that right holders can take to protect their portfolios, and strategic considerations to bear in mind for the future. The Practice Note also considers the potential impact on rights in databases, artist’s resale rights, plant variety rights (PVRs), domain name registrations, border detention orders, parallel imports and agreements, law and jurisdiction.
To follow the key Brexit developments and updates of interest to IP rights, see Practice Note: Intellectual property—Brexit tracker.
To access our full range of Brexit materials, see the Brexit toolkit and for key updates, research tips, and resources, see News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.
The Withdrawal Agreement is a legally binding international treaty that was negotiated by the UK and the EU during the withdrawal period. It is intended to:
tie up the administrative and financial loose ends associated with the UK's membership of the EU
protect the rights of UK and EU citizens living in each other's territory, and
provide a stand-still period in relation to the application of EU law in order to allow
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The roles of nominated officer and money laundering reporting officerA nominated officer is an individual who is nominated by a firm to receive disclosures under Part 7 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002) or Part III of the Terrorism Act 2000 (TA 2000)—see Requirement to appoint a
STOP PRESS: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 contains provisions which, on a temporary basis (presently until 31 December 2020) impose significant limitations on the ability for a creditor to seek a winding-up order against a company. For further reading, see Practice Note: Corporate
Codicils may be used for making any alteration in a Will such as to alter the executors or make changes in legacies, whether by addition or deletion but that is by no means their only use. As a general rule, substantial changes are best achieved by means of a new Will and codicils are more
This Practice Note considers the legal concept of mistake in contract law. It examines common mistake, mutual mistake, unilateral mistake, mistake as to identity and mistake as to the document signed (non est factum). It also considers the impact of each of these types of mistake on the contract and
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