EU IP Rights & Brexit

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Considerable efforts are underway to reach an agreement that will ensure the UK’s withdrawal from the EU creates minimum disruption. However, significant uncertainties have been created and the European Commission has sought to clarify what the situation will be in the event that no agreement is reached through the publication of a range of sectorial Brexit Preparedness Notices. Firms are encouraged to review the Notices on IP matters EU trademarks & designs, Supplementary Protection Certificates and Plant Variety Rights and consider relevant actions that may be required to prepare for Brexit and mitigate its impact on their business.