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  1. Legal news
    28 May 2021
    UK: First disclosure of designs – choose carefully
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/first-disclosure-of-designs

    Ewan Grist considers the important questions that courts in both the EU and UK need to answer for their unregistered design regimes.

  2. Legal news
    22 February 2021
    The impact of Brexit on trade mark protection in the UK and EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/brexit-and-trade-marks-not-much-changes-in-2020

    As you know, the UK is leaving the EU on 31 January 2020. Except in most ways it isn't, really. As part of the Brexit process a transition period has been agreed until 31 December 2020, which is referred to as "IP ...

  3. Legal news
    26 February 2021
    Brexit – How will it impact immigration in football?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/brexit-how-will-it-impact-immigration-in-football

    With the UK’s exit from the European Union, from 1st January 2021, new Immigration Rules have been introduced for the sports industry, which mean that the majority of individuals relocating to the UK from the EU will ...

  4. Legal news
    14 June 2021
    Your chance to influence the future regime governing exhaustion of IP rights in the UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/your-chance-to-influence-the-future-regime-governing-exhaustion-of-ip-rights-in-the-uk

    The UK Government has launched a much-anticipated consultation on the exhaustion of IP rights. It is widely recognised that there will not be a consensus given the contentious nature of this subject, but the Government ...

  5. Legal news
    28 November 2019
    Practical Guidance on a No-Deal Brexit - Our Contribution to the CIPA Journal November 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/practical-guidance-on-a-no-deal-brexit-our-contribution-to-the-cipa-journal-november-2019

    Katharine Stephens reports on the Exhaustion of IP rights if there is a no-deal Brexit and Emma Green delves into what rights owners should consider in relation to customs enforcement in order to be ready to take action ...

  6. Legal news
    12 January 2021
    Brexit: Exhaustion of Intellectual Property rights
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/exhaustion-of-intellectual-property-rights-post-brexit

    The EU and the UK have signed a detailed post-Brexit Trade and Cooperation Agreement which has been given effect in principle from 1st January 2021 (the "TCA"). The EU's rules on free movement of goods no longer apply ...

  7. Legal news
    13 June 2018
    Important Brexit fallout for EU Customs enforcement – the Commission states its position
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/important-brexit-fallout-for-eu-customs-enforcement

    Having secured the appropriate intellectual property right protection in the EU, often the front line in the battle against counterfeit and copycat products flooding into the EU, often from China, is Customs enforcement.

  8. Legal news
    17 April 2018
    Brexit: Will your .eu domain name be revoked?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/brexit-will-your-eu-domain-name-be-revoked

    Subject to any transitional arrangement, .eu domain names will no longer be available for UK residents and entities post-Brexit. Should this be the case, over 300,000 .eu domain names will potentially be affected.

  9. Legal news
    18 January 2021
    Brexit: Trade mark licensing implications
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/brexit-trade-mark-licensing-implications

    The UK exited the EU on 31st January 2020. The transition period in the Withdrawal Agreement ended on 31st December 2020. Existing EU Treaties, EU free movement rights and the general principles of EU law now no longer ...