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UK ratifies Hague Agreement
UK ratifies Hague Agreement - 15.03.18

The UK has now ratified the Hague Agreement on the registration of industrial designs

ITechLaw 2018 APAC Conference in Hong Kong
ITechLaw 2018 APAC Conference in Hong Kong - 03.03.18

On 9th March 2018, Dr Julian Potter will be moderating a panel session entitled “Content is Ki...

Cambodia becomes fourth 'validation state' at the EPO
Cambodia becomes fourth 'validation state' at the EPO - 01.03.18

The number of so-called 'validation states' has increased to four as of 1 March 2018 with concl...

Brexit and the Draft Withdrawal Agreement
Brexit and the Draft Withdrawal Agreement - 28.02.18

The EU Commission has today published the Draft Withdrawal Agreement (Draft Agreement) setting ...

New UK Minister for IP
New UK Minister for IP - 25.01.18

Sam Gyimah, the Member of Parliament for East Surrey, has been appointed as the new Minister fo...

2018 Merseyside innovation Awards
2018 Merseyside innovation Awards - 19.01.18

Entries are now open for the 2018 Merseyside innovation Awards, and WP Thompson is proud to be ...

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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, or