“Update on Brexit” special edition of the “B&B Bulletin”: April 2017.
The current April 2017 special edition of the newsletter provides an update on the referendum in the United Kingdom, which has become known as “Brexit”, regarding the planned withdrawal from the European Union and the consequences to be expected in the IP field. The government of the United Kingdom sent the notification in accordance with Article 50 of the TFEU (Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union) to the Council of the European Union on 29 March 2017. The withdrawal negotiations between the parties have to be concluded within two years, and the outcome has to be ratified by the Member States and the British Parliament. To this end, the newsletter highlights the initial developments and recommends strategic approaches for IP rights. Author and lawyer Dr. Rudolf Böckenholt explains which points rights holders should already be paying attention to and provides a checklist of the most important aspects. The “B&B Bulletin” can be downloaded or subscribed to here.