It is now less than a month until ‘Brexit day’, but the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU are still unclear. As we wait for the outcome of a series of crucial votes scheduled to begin on 12 March, our updated Brexit white paper provides a helpful overview of the current situation for IP, and what brand owners can do to prepare themselves whatever the Brexit outcome.
(This white paper was last updated on 1 March 2019.)
With the next ‘meaningful vote’ now delayed until 12 March, pressure has been growing on the UK government to exclude no-deal as an option for Brexit. In response to that, further votes have now been planned for 13 and 14 March should UK parliament reject Prime Minister May's renegotiated deal. This white paper provides a recap of the current situation for IP, and what brand owners can do to prepare themselves whatever the Brexit outcome.
For further details on the contents of European Commission’s initial draft withdrawal agreement, please see summary here. For more details on the no-deal guidance published by the UK government in October, please see here. You can also find on our website, additional background information on Brexit and the .eu and the government's plans for geographical indications post-Brexit.
Find out more in our white paper, which can be downloaded below.