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How does Brexit affect my EU Intellectual Property rights?

How does Brexit affect my EU Intellectual Property rights?

Intellectual Property rights are largely territorial, they must (mostly) be registered in order to be enforceable and you must register in the territories in which you want to be protected. For many decades, we have operated within a harmonised IP regime within the EU and post Brexit, we are now no longer within that regime,..

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3 practical legal tips for business management following COVID-19/ Brexit trade disruption

3 practical legal tips for business management following COVID-19/ Brexit trade disruption

As we march inexorably towards the rather grim milestone of a full year under various forms of COVID-related legal business restrictions, having at the same time faced the consequences of the end of the Brexit transition period, it is hardly surprising that a large number of limited liability businesses are looking toward the end of..

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The effects of Brexit on Commercial Contracts

The effects of Brexit on Commercial Contracts

With less than one month to go until the end of the transitional period within which EU law continues to apply to the UK, Brexit trade negotiations continue to determine its future relationship with the EU. Despite this ongoing period of uncertainty amidst the backdrop of global economic strain caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, businesses..

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Can UK-based companies still register .EU domain names following Brexit?

Can UK-based companies still register .EU domain names following Brexit?

During the Brexit transition period, organisations established in the UK were able to continue holding .eu domain names; however, as of 1 January 2021, companies established in the UK but not in the EU will no longer be eligible to hold an existing .eu domain name nor register a new one. Who is eligible for..

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Data Protection & GDPR

There are many considerations that should be made with regards to handling personal data after Brexit.

GDPR and Brexit | Changes to requirements after Brexit and the UK-EU Trade Agreement

GDPR and Brexit | Changes to requirements after Brexit and the UK-EU Trade Agreement

The UK has now left the EU and the transition period for leaving ended on 1 January 2021; however, the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“Trade Agreement”) has extended the transition period for data protection requirements for up to six months (“Specified Period”). This article has been updated to account for the extension. This blog..

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Do I need to appoint an EU representative for data subjects living in the EU?

Do I need to appoint an EU representative for data subjects living in the EU?

1 January 2021 marks the end of the Brexit transitional period. This is also the date on which a number of key data protection changes take effect. One such change is that UK-based organisations must, in certain circumstances, appoint an EU-based representative to represent them in the EU. 3 most common questions on appointing an..

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Immigration

Do you employ EU Nationals? Do you need to apply for a sponsor licence? We have a specialist Immigration team that can help.

Immigration system : New reforms announced in 2021 Budget

Immigration system : New reforms announced in 2021 Budget

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today announced new reforms to the immigration system to “help ambitious UK businesses attract the brightest and best international talent”. The reforms aim to attract and retain the most highly skilled globally mobile talent from around the world, particularly in academia, science, research and technology. This is intended to drive..

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Are you and your EU citizen workers prepared for Brexit?

Are you and your EU citizen workers prepared for Brexit?

The Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020 and brings big changes for any EU citizen who want to come and live and work in the UK. In this article, we summarise these changes and provide a step by step timeline for employers to follow to meet their requirements. The Brexit deadlines for EU..

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Points-based immigration system post Brexit – Updated guidance from Home Office

Points-based immigration system post Brexit – Updated guidance from Home Office

On 13 July 2020 the Home Office published much awaited further guidance on how the proposed new points-based immigration system will work when it is implemented on 1 January 2021. The significant change of course is that from 1 January 2021 free movement is ending for those from the EU. New entrants to the UK..

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