Brexit

At 11.00pm on 31 January 2020, the UK formally left the European Union, immediately entering an 11-month transition period under a withdrawal agreement designed to smooth the path of Brexit. The agreement provides for EU rules to continue to apply for the UK.

    • Brexit Competition law post-Brexit The legal regime governing competition law in the UK has changed, albeit the substance to all intents and purposes remains the same.
    • GDPR EU/EEA-UK personal data flows after 1 January 2021 The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement announced on 24 December 2020 extends the free flow of personal data between the EU/EEA and the UK for up to six months.
    • Brexit Trade marks: New rules on addresses for service from 1 January 2021 With the Brexit transition period having expired on 31 December 2020, brand owners should be aware of important changes on addresses for service that took effect from 1 January 2021.
    • Brexit Brexit: The transition period & IP rights With the end of the Brexit transition period fast approaching, we consider the implications for intellectual property rights arising from the UK's exit from the EU and the expiry of the transition period.
    • Food & Drink EU Commission recognises UK organic standards The EU Commission has recognised UK control bodies, and therefore UK organic certification standards, which allows farmers to continue to use EU organic logos for a period of 12 months after 1 January 2021.

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