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IP & Brexit: The Impact of Brexit on the Community Unregistered Design Right and the Creative Industries Who Rely on Them

By Deborah Kirk and Elizabeth Purcell Brexit discussions will need to address the application of the Community unregistered design right (CUDR) in the UK following the UK’s exit from the EU. The CUDR currently provides: Unregistered design protection in all of the EU member states Automatic and broad protections to UK designers for qualifying designs … Continue Reading

UK Government sets out its preferred post-Brexit landscape for data protection

By Gail Crawford and Calum Docherty Her Majesty’s Government last week published a position paper outlining its preferred post-Brexit landscape for data protection. The high-level takeaways are hardly surprising: the government stresses that it intends to “remain a global leader on data protection” and, as we already know, the UK’s Data Protection Bill, announced in … Continue Reading

What Will the New EU Prospectus Regulation Mean for Issuers?

By James Inness A new prospectus regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/1129) (the Regulation) will come into direct effect on 20 July 2017, with a small number of provisions applying immediately and the remainder applying from 21 July 2019. The changes under the Regulation will likely be relevant to issuers both before and after Brexit. Which Provisions … Continue Reading

Brexit and IP: 5 Things Brand Owners Should Do Now

By Deborah Kirk Following the Prime Minister’s triggering of Article 50 today, 29 March 2017, we have 2 years until the legislative reality of Brexit and its implications will truly impact IP owners. However, there are steps that brand owners should be taking now to position themselves for when Britain leaves the EU.  Here are our … Continue Reading

Modern Industrial Strategy: Will the Environment Get Left Behind?

By Paul Davies and Michael Green The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a Green Paper on 23 January 2017, setting out the building blocks for the UK’s modern industrial strategy. Described by Theresa May as a “critical part” of the plan for post-Brexit Britain, the implementation of this strategy will … Continue Reading

Theresa May’s 12 Brexit Principles – and What They Mean for Financial Services

By Rob Moulton Theresa May’s speech on Brexit covered many of the topics that were central to the Brexit referendum debate. Immigration, the European Court of Justice, and Parliamentary sovereignty all had starring roles.  But, for once, serious comments were made on a topic that has so far been subject to little comment from government … Continue Reading

Brexit: New Arbitration Alternatives for Financial Disputes

By Sophie Lamb and Samuel Pape Recent innovations at a number of arbitral institutions have brought into sharp focus arbitration options for post Brexit financial disputes. The English Arbitration Act is in its 20th year. It provides a tried-and-tested framework for international arbitration. Brexit will not affect that framework. Brexit should have no impact on London’s … Continue Reading

Prioritising Environmental Obligations in Future Trade Agreements

By Paul Davies, Charles Claypoole and Michael Green We have commented previously about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its relationship with environmental obligations. Here, following Brexit, we turn our attention to future trade arrangements for the UK and the implications for environmental law. As a member of the EU, the UK was … Continue Reading

How Will Brexit Impact Environmental and Energy Law?

By Paul Davies and Michael Green While the overwhelming majority of the UK’s environmental legislation is derived from EU legislation and UK climate change and energy policy is largely influenced by the EU, surprisingly, environment and energy has been the subject of only limited discussion in the context of Brexit. Observers anticipate that most environmental … Continue Reading

Chemicals Legislation Faces New Reforms in the UK, Europe and US post Brexit

By Paul Davies, Julia Hatcher and Alice Gunn Barack Obama signed the bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act on 22 June of this year. This Act, which came into immediate effect, amends the core provisions of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the primary federal law governing chemicals for the … Continue Reading
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