What a Brexit would mean for UK and EU trademark law

By Lee Curtis and Lauren Somers

Now that a referendum on EU membership is certain, trademark owners are asking what might happen to their rights in the event of a British exit, or ‘Brexit’ – and whether there are any practical steps they can take now

The newly elected majority Conservative government has publicly committed to a referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union – indeed, this was one of the issues on which it campaigned. This is prompting UK trademark owners and their representatives to take a long, hard look at the implications of a British exit – or ‘Brexit’ – from the European Union.

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