A positive outlook for intellectual property after ‘Brexit’


In a recent article from Shelston IP Pty Ltd, Jacinta Flattery-O’Brien PhD offers an interesting insight into the implications of ‘Brexit’ or the British withdrawal from the EU for the protection of patents, as well as trademarks and designs, stating that the changes will not be significant for intellectual property. Although the article discusses the possibility of the re-application for trademarks and design registrations in order to apply in the UK once ‘Brexit’ is underway, the general outlook for the patent system seems to be positive in that “any changes are expected to be fairly limited and easily managed”, due to the fact that the UK’s membership of the European Patent Convention is independent from the EU.

See more about the implication of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on intellectual property in the full article here: