Brexit: European Commission publishes guiding principles on Intellectual Property

The European Commission has today set out its principles for the political dialogue on intellectual property (and various other issues including the use of data) in the Brexit negotiations.

A copy of the paper is available here.  A detailed analysis of what this means will follow...
Brexit: European Commission publishes guiding principles on Intellectual Property Brexit: European Commission publishes guiding principles on Intellectual Property Reviewed by Rosie Burbidge on Thursday, September 07, 2017 Rating: 5


  1. The Daily Fail/Wail/Pail/DogWagsTail has already run a story on it...

  2. The heading gives a misleading impression that this post only relates to Brexit issues around Ireland and Northern Ireland. Wouldn't a mention of IP be appropriate?

  3. Quite clear that the UPC is excluded from consideration, since it is not mentioned in the list of relevant rights.

  4. To add to Cherrypicker's point, and unless I have missed it, there does not appear to be any mention howsoever of rights of audience and representation, reciprocal or otherwise.

    There are a lot of demands [these are guidelines, but any assiduous observer of the UK/EU negotiations should know to construe them as such by now] by the EU about the transposition of EU concepts into UK law (GIs, EU UDR, EUTM seniority, etc.) and it'll be interesting to see what the UK side makes of it.


  5. Am I the only person thinking "where's the rest of it ?"


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