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Brexit: the big day is nigh! A discussion of Brexit and its impact on trade marks and designs in the run up to the big day and beyond
The webinar is designed to give a final overview to the impact of Brexit on trade mark and design practice in the immediate run up to the end of the transitional period on 31st December 2020 with an eye to real time events, most notably the negotiation of the EU/UK free trade agreement.

As with all things Brexit, the political dimension should not be over looked and its impact of IP. It is likely by the date of this webinar we will know whether the UK and EU have or are likely to reach a free trade agreement governing their future trade relationship. We will look at the impact of this ‘deal’ or ‘no deal’ on IP such as Geographical Indications and other aspects of trade mark and design law and practice. We will also look forward to that post-Brexit world considering issues of exhaustion of rights and where potentially the UK is likely to diverge from EU trade mark and design practice in the future. A brief synopsis of our previous two webinars will also be provided in light of recent developments.

Nov 5, 2020 04:00 PM in London

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Lee Curtis
Partner @HGF Limited
Lee is a Partner and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in HGF's specialist Trade Mark team, having joined the firm in November 2009. Lee has nearly 25 years’ experience of the trade mark and design law in the UK and overseas, and advises on design and trade mark protection. This includes searching, filing and prosecution through to enforcement of trade mark and design rights. Lee has advised and managed the trade mark portfolios of some of the leading brands in the United Kingdom and across the globe and has experience of working for clients across a broad range of sectors, such as leading retailers, food distributors and manufacturers, banks, insurers and fashion houses. Lee has undertaken and managed world-wide trade mark clearance and filing programmes on numerous occasions, with particular expertise in working with retailers.