IP and the luxury goods sector
Produced in partnership with Baker McKenzie LLP
IP and the luxury goods sector

The following IP practice note produced in partnership with Baker McKenzie LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • IP and the luxury goods sector
  • The luxury goods sector
  • The changing face of the luxury sector
  • How to protect luxury brands?
  • Trade marks
  • Dealing with counterfeits
  • Passing off
  • Design rights
  • Copyright
  • Ownership
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for intellectual property?

As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for intellectual property?

The luxury goods sector

IP rights are critical for all businesses to protect the development of new products and to create a brand in the market. Generally, IP rights apply to all business sectors equally and it is possible for businesses in very different markets to obtain IP right protection. While the underlying tests for the protection and enforcement of IP rights is broadly the same, in recent years luxury products have been drawn out as potentially having a

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