5 Things IP Attorneys Need To Know About Brexit

Law360, New York (June 24, 2016, 10:04 PM EDT) -- The United Kingdom's historic vote Friday to leave the European Union creates a major hurdle to long-gestating plans for a single EU patent system and could undermine the program's appeal. At the same time, it puts many trademarks and design rights in the U.K. in limbo. Here's what intellectual property attorneys should know about the Brexit fallout.

Don't Expect a Unitary Patent Soon

After years of negotiation and legal wrangling, the EU's new unitary patent system, which will allow applicants to obtain a single patent on inventions that is enforceable across most of the EU, was expected to be up and...

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