IP and Brexit - key requests to Government

CIPA participated in the drafting of a joint note with the Law Society, the IP Bar, CITMA and the IP Federation which has been circulated to various government departments including the Department for Exiting the European Union, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, The Ministry of Justice and the UK Intellectual Property Office.

The note sets out the views of these bodies on what the government ought to seek to achieve in relation to intellectual property rights after Brexit. It summarises the main requests for action by the government under the following headings:

  • Continuation of EU-derived IP rights
  • Unitary Patent / Unified Patent Court Agreement
  • Exhaustion of rights
  • Rights of representation
  • Mutual recognition of judgments.

The joint note was approved by CIPA Council and signed by President, Stephen Jones, who worked with representatives of the other organisations to agree its content.

Download the full note.