Trade Marks & Designs - Consequences of the BREXIT

On 23 June 2016, Great Britain voted on the country’s future in the European Union. The majority decision in favour of the exit will most probably result in Great Britain leaving the European Union in the foreseeable future. Trade mark and design law is one of the areas that is extensively harmonized through legal concepts such as the EU trade mark and the Community design. The disentangling of Great Britain from this system may therefore have far-reaching consequences for owners of trade marks and designs in the EU. We have compiled some of the most pressing issues.