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INTA 2017 Annual Meeting
INTA 2017 Annual Meeting - 18.05.17

Nick Manley, Rigel Moss McGrath, David Gill and Julian Potter are part of the WP Thompson team ...

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...

India: Well-known Trade Marks
India: Well-known Trade Marks - 31.03.17

An important change regarding the protection of well-known trade marks in India has been introd...

Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty Triggered
Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty Triggered - 29.03.17

As expected, the UK Prime Minister has today triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to start...

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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.