Changes in laws and regulations post-transition period may have an impact on your intellectual property and lawful rights in cross-border agreements.
Things you will need to consider when checking your intellectual property rights include:
- Exhaustion of IP rights
- Supplementary protection of certificate law
Help is available to ensure your business is ready:
- Consider carefully where to disclose your designs to ensure they have adequate protection in their most important market;
- If you export IP-protected goods on the secondary or parallel market, contact the rights holder in the EEA to see if you have permission to continue to parallel export.
- Consider if you want exports to continue if you are a business that owns the IP rights for goods currently parallel exported from the UK to the EEA.
For guidance on these topics, click here.
For a specific question or issue, it is recommended that you seek the support of an intellectual property specialist.