IP360 Seminar Series: Brexit and IP – an update from the UKIPO (with James Porter, Deputy Director, Policy and Legal Division, UKIPO)
- 14 June 2020
This seminar examined Brexit and IP as well as providing an update from the UKIPO (with James Porter, Deputy Director, Policy and Legal Division, UKIPO).
We were delighted to be joined by James Porter, Deputy Director at the UKIPO, who is currently working on the IP aspects of the Brexit negotiations with the EU.
In the midst of the biggest global pandemic in 100 years, Brexit negotiations have understandably been pushed down the news agenda. However, with the end of the transition period currently less than six months away, negotiations to agree a trade deal are taking on more and more importance.
James discussed the potential implications of Brexit on IP rights and what rights-owners can do now to prepare, including consideration of the IP aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement.