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On June 23 the UK voted to leave the EU. Although no-one is quite sure what the next few months or even years will have in store, WIPR provides some advice for trademark owners in the wake of Brexit.
On the night of June 23 many intellectual property practitioners, in both the UK and Europe, will have gone to bed quietly confident.
Shortly before midnight, Eurosceptic politician Nigel Farage told news outlets that “it looks like the ‘Remainers’ will edge it” in the battle over the UK’s membership of the EU.
But for those turning on their television sets the following morning, Farage would have been the first person they saw—not tired, defeated and subdued, but arms aloft, grinning from ear to ear and hailing the UK’s “independence day”.
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