Legal

Understanding the legal implications of Brexit

What Brexit means for intellectual property, data handling and more

The Intellectual Property Office has produced a guide on the future of intellectual property following Brexit. It covers statutory legislation and business guidance, copyright and related rights,  trade marks, designs, patents, copyright, enforcement, and exhaustion of IP rights. Click here.

There is more detailed information on changes to Supplementary Protection Certificates and patent law here.

If your business receives personal data from partners or suppliers in EU or EEA countries, act now to ensure can still do so legally after Brexit. Personal data is any information that can be used to identify someone. More information here.

Click here for advice from the Information Commissioner’s Office on managing data.

The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has also written a myth-busting blog on how a no-deal Brexit would affect the flow of personal data. Click here.

Here’s a round-up of other legal and technical issues:

For guidance for businesses with .eu domain names click here.

The Cabinet Office has published advice on the impact of Brexit on public sector procurement. Click here.

The Ministry of Justice has issued advice for EU lawyers operating in the UK here and for UK lawyers practising in the EU here.

The Health and Safety Executive has published advice here on working with chemcials.

Click here for information on geo-blocking for e-commerce retailers.

Click here for information for businesses on consumer rights.

Click here for information on labelling for footwear manufacturers and retailers.

Click here for information on labelling for textile manufacturers and retailers.

Click here for information on product safety and metrology.

Click here for guidance for UK auditors and audit firms operating in the EEA after Brexit.

Click here for information on trading and labelling organic food.