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IP360 Webinar Series: Designs: What now after Brexit?

  • 09 September 2021
  • 16:00 - 17:00
  • Online

We are delighted to be launching our third IP360 seminar series, with weekly events that will cover the full spectrum of your IP needs. In today’s world, we recognise that having a co-ordinated global IP strategy has never been more critical. This seminar series is designed to help you develop a consistent approach across the registration, management, commercialisation, defence and enforcement of all your IP assets.

Following Brexit, Registered Community Designs and Unregistered Community Designs ceased to be valid in the UK. Design right owners have been left with a smörgåsbord of rights, including the UK Registered Design, the Re-Registered Design, the Continuing Unregistered Design, the Supplementary Unregistered Design and the UK unregistered design right.

These all arise in different ways, cover different aspects of the design and last for different durations (from less than three years to twenty five). To confuse matters further, with regard to unregistered rights, a designer may have to elect between UK and EU rights, depending on when and where these design are first disclosed. In this webinar we will be explaining these different rights and the choices designers need to make. The session will be useful for designers and anyone managing or enforcing a design portfolio.

Event speakers

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Joanna McCulloch

Managing Associate

I specialise in intellectual property law, advising clients on the protection, exploitation and enforcement of their intellectual property ...

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Nicholas Buckland

Managing Associate

I am a Managing Associate in the Dispute Resolution team, specialising in Intellectual Property disputes.

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Sinéad Mahon

Senior Trade Mark Attorney

I am an Irish, UK and EU qualified trade mark and design attorney at Lewis Silkin.

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Antony Craggs


I specialise in contentious and transactional intellectual property matters, with a focus on patent, trade mark and design litigation.

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