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How can a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney help you navigate brand protection?
How can a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney help you navigate brand protection? - 27.07.17

The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) has released an informative video expla...

Time to review your freedom-to-operate position?
Time to review your freedom-to-operate position? - 25.07.17

On 12 July 2017, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Eli Lilly v Actav...

Mañana, Mañana, but Tomorrow Never Comes
Mañana, Mañana, but Tomorrow Never Comes - 07.06.17

It will come as no surprise to those following the progress of the coming into force of the Uni...

Nestle given two fingers... when it wanted four.
Nestle given two fingers... when it wanted four. - 18.05.17

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Nestle’s appeal to register the shape of the KIT KAT four-fin...

EPO provisional patentability opinion for applications with non-unity
EPO provisional patentability opinion for applications with non-unity - 12.05.17

Where the EPO find that a patent application relates to more than one invention (so-called lack...

Hague Agreement for the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Hague Agreement for the International Registration of Industrial Designs - 02.05.17

The Government has announced that the UK will ratify and join the Hague Agreement for the Inter...

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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.