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IP in the UK after the Brexit Referendum

Keltie is a partnership of patent and trade mark attorneys based in London.

We act directly before the UKIPO, EPO, EUIPO and WIPO in all IP matters including patent, trade mark and design applications, oppositions and renewals on behalf of our clients.

Keltie acts globally in all fields of commerce and technology, across the full range of intellectual property law. Much more than just a filing agency, we also offer consultancy services to IP owners and managers.

Chambers and Partners ranks Keltie among Britain's top ranked patent and trade mark firms, saying "This youthful, energetic team takes a practical, no-nonsense approach to matters, impressing clients with its organised and diligent work ethic. With an innovative outlook and great commercial sense, Keltie handles filings, oppositions, renewals and enforcement issues from start to finish and also provides tactical advice."

The British public has voted in favour of the UK leaving the EU (commonly known as ‘Brexit’).

The most important messages today concerning IP are:

  • In the immediate future, nothing will change.
  • Fundamentally the European patent system, which includes the UK, will be unaffected.
  • UK national IP rights will also be unaffected.

Our briefing note, which can be found here, takes a more detailed look at the impact of Brexit on IP in the UK, and what IP owners and users should start thinking about now.


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