CIPA: Dealing with the shock waves of Brexit


Lee Davies

CIPA: Dealing with the shock waves of Brexit

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The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys continues to lobby on behalf of IP owners in the Brexit negotiations and to work closely with partners around the world, says Lee Davies, CEO of the institute.

The shock waves of the decision to leave the EU and the need to mitigate the real and potential confusion overseas about the effects of Brexit have continued to be a focal point of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys’ (CIPA) external work.

We have reassured colleagues and stakeholders in key markets across the world that the status of the UK’s chartered patent attorneys will be largely unaffected by Brexit and that businesses around the world should continue to engage with UK firms with confidence.

More specifically, the European work of UK-based European patent attorneys will be unaffected by Brexit because the European Patent Office (EPO) is not an EU institution. This “business as usual” message has been reinforced by media statements from the EPO itself and through the launch of a CIPA animated video.

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