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  1. Legal news
    15 February 2021
    UK customs enforcement after Brexit
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/brexit-update-uk-customs-enforcement-from-1-january-2021

    HM Revenue and Customs ("HMRC") has provided some important updates on the UK Customs Enforcement process which rights holders and representatives will now need to follow given that the transition period has ended. A ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    A Case in ‘Point’: Rothy’s succeeds in perhaps the UK's final Community design case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/a-case-in-point-rothys-succeeds-in-perhaps-the-uks-final-community-design-case

    Rothy’s, the popular shoe company from California, has today prevailed over Austrian company Giesswein — in what might be the UK’s final ruling on EU design rights.

  8. Legal news
    05 October 2018
    International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2019: Brexit and Copyright: More Questions than Answers?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-copyright-2019-brexit

    The 5th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Copyright 2019 is a practical cross-border insight into patent law, with contributing editor Phil Sherrell of Bird & Bird.

  9. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Tech & Comms - 2021 Challenges, Opportunities and Predictions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/tech-and-comms-2021-challenges-opportunities-and-predictions

    2020 has been one of the most challenging years in living memory, as governments, businesses and individuals have had to adapt to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The enforced global lockdowns have put a spotlight ...