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While the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement has signalled a step forward in certainty, the future of IP in the UK and the Unified Patent Court after Brexit is still murky. WIPR investigates.
In March, the UK and EU agreed that owners of EU trademarks, Community designs, plant variety rights and database rights will have their rights protected in the UK after a transition period which is due to end on December 31, 2020.
While the draft is a significant step forward, Brexit still raises concerns.
Negotiations continue for the protection of geographical indications and pending applications for supplementary protection certificates post-Brexit.
UPC, Penny Gilbert, Powell Gilbert, Jan Krauss, Boehmert & Boehmert, Brexit, Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, Unified Patent Court, trademarks