Brexit and Intellectual Property Rights

On Friday 31 January 2020 at midnight (or at 23:00 GMT), more than three years of various proceedings and discussions finally resulted in Brexit. Nevertheless, its consequences will not fully materialise at least until 31 December 2020, since the United Kingdom and the European Union concluded the Withdrawal Agreement, providing for the transition period during which the EU Law will continue to apply in the UK.

What implications will Brexit have in the area of intellectual property?

United Kingdom has already expressed their intention not to implement the new EU Copyright Directive. For other implications on intellectual property right, please see Timotej Kotnik Jesih and Tilen Zonta’s article (in Slovene), published in Pravna praksa no. 4, 30. 1. 2020.