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While the UK’s continued membership of international IP conventions minimises some of the risks of Brexit, inevitably changes to UK’s IP laws will be necessary to deal with certain cross-border issues, particularly relating to copyright.

Our EU specialists are on-hand to explain the practical implications of this for your current and future practices/deals, including on questions relating to protection of related rights, portability and geo-blocking. Our extensive EU policy work means that we are perfectly placed to advise you on how divergences in approach between the UK and the EU Member States on the areas addressed in the EU Digital Single Market Copyright and SatCab Directives may impact your business.

Brexit has serious implications especially for EU trade mark and design protection. As we approach the end of the transition period, we can help you review your IP portfolios and related agreements to ensure that you are in the best possible position. Our Brussels office is also home to our EU trade mark practice ensuring we can continue to represent you before the EU Intellectual Property Office on EU Trade Mark and Design matters once the transition period ends.