After the end of the Transition Period, at 11.00 pm on 31 December 2020 (“implementation period completion day”, or “IP Completion Day” for short), those who currently own protection for designs in the UK, need to understand how things will change for them going forward. In particular, they need to understand how protection in the UK based on EU rights up until IP Completion Day will continue from 1 January 2021, and what strategies they need to adopt for new designs going forwards, and in particular where they should first disclose them. The key points are as follows:
The above provides a very broad outline of the key issues relating to the impact of Brexit on design protection in the UK and EU. If you require detailed advice on any issues related to this very important and somewhat complex topic, please contact a member of our IP Team.
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