Subscribe to our RSS Feed

Latest Activities


Intellectual property (IP) law and Brexit summary of main requests for the UK government

04 January 2018

The attached Brexit note was sent on 22 December 2017 by the Law Society, the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales, to UK ministers and officials, including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU).

The note provides a short list of the biggest areas where UK government action is neces­sary to ensure continuity and certainty of IP law and to prevent disruption both to undertakings which use IP services and IP service providers. Key recommendations are made in the following areas:

  1. Continuation of EU-derived IP rights.
  2. Unitary Patent / Unified Patent Court Agreement.
  3. Exhaustion of rights.
  4. Rights of representation.
  5. Mutual recognition of judgments.

The note has been written or supported by the following office-holders of organisa­tions that represent the main UK IP professions, including IP solicitors, IP barristers, chartered patent attorneys, and chartered trade mark attorneys:

Name

Office held

Organisation represents

Mark Anderson

Chairman, IP Law Committee, Law Society of England and Wales

IP solicitors, both in private practice and in-house

Daniel Alexander QC

Chairman, Intellectual Property Bar Association

IP barristers

Stephen Jones

President, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys

Chartered patent attorneys, both in private practice and in-house

Kate O’Rourke

President, Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys

Chartered trade mark attorneys, in private practice and in-house

James Horgan

President, IP Federation

UK IP intensive industry



Previous Articles

  • Deferred examination at the EPO IP Federation comments 

    At the 17th meeting of the SACEPO Working Party on Rules the European Patent... 
    (December 18, 2017) read more »»
     
  • IP Industrial Strategy Call for Views 

    As the government sets out its plans for “an ambitious new industrial... 
    (November 15, 2017) read more »»
     
  • Court of Justice case C-340/17P Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (International) v EUIPO 

    We have received from the IPO notification of an appeal referred to the Court... 
    (November 01, 2017) read more »»
     
  • Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 

    We have recently become aware that there are negotiations taking place on the... 
    (October 23, 2017) read more »»
     
  • Consultation of the HM Treasury Financing Growth in Innovative Firms 

    HM Treasury launched a consultation in August, “Financing-growth-in-innovative-firms”,... 
    (October 02, 2017) read more »»
     
  • Consultation on the LSB's approach to reviewing the performance of the legal services regulators 

    The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation... 
    (September 13, 2017) read more »»
     
  • Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 

    The IP Federation has recently become aware that there is an on-going debate... 
    (September 11, 2017) read more »»
     
  • Trends and Events 2017 

    The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous year’s... 
    (August 14, 2017) read more »»
     
  • IP Federation President's Reception 14 July 2017 

    James Horgan was elected as the new President of the IP Federation at our AGM... 
    (August 03, 2017) read more »»
     
  • The IP Federation elects new President, James Horgan 

    The IP Federation is pleased to announce that James Horgan has been elected... 
    (July 14, 2017) read more »»