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Identifying your Registered Designs
Identifying your Registered Designs - 19.10.17

Until recently, if a registered design owner wished to enhance the possibility of financial rem...

New official fees for patent applications at the UKIPO
New official fees for patent applications at the UKIPO - 19.10.17

Subsequent to its recent consultation exercise, the UKIPO has decided to increase the official ...

The 2017 European Conference of the International Technology Law Association
The 2017 European Conference of the International Technology Law Association - 16.10.17

The 2017 European Conference of the International Technology Law Association takes place in Sto...

General Court Rules on Likelihood of Confusion between EU Trade Mark and Registered Community Design – Case T-695/15
General Court Rules on Likelihood of Confusion between EU Trade Mark and Registered Community Design – Case T-695/15 - 10.10.17

In support of an application for cancellation of a Community Design, Ferrero SpA relied upon an...

Further EU Trade Mark Reform Measures – 1st October 2017
Further EU Trade Mark Reform Measures – 1st October 2017 - 20.09.17

A second wave of EU Trade Mark reform measures will shorty become effective; the EU Trade Mark ...

European Commission Position Paper on IP Rights and Brexit
European Commission Position Paper on IP Rights and Brexit - 08.09.17

The European Commission has published a position paper on intellectual property rights, setting...

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'Brexit' - but it's Business as Usual

As widely publicised, the recent referendum in the UK on the question of whether the UK should remain in the EU came down in favour of Britain exiting the EU – so called ‘Brexit’.

However, we would like to reassure clients that it will be ‘business as usual’ for us and we will continue to provide the same services as before in the EU.

While exit from the EU will be far from immediate, and there is uncertainty as to the future relationship between the UK and the EU, with mention being made of the two extremes of the so-called ‘Norwegian’ model and the ‘World Trade Organisation’ model, one thing that remains certain is that WP Thompson, with its long-established European offices in Munich, London and Liverpool, and multinational body of professionals, will continue to provide its high quality pan-European services and advice to its worldwide client base in relation to European IP rights.

Please see here for our Q&A section on this topic. 

Further details on all of the above will be publicised as they become available, but if you have any specific queries or concerns please contact your usual WP Thompson advisor, or email us on munich@wpt.co.uk,liverpool@wpt.co.uk or london@wpt.co.uk.