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 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.
    • Brexit Recognition of civil judgments after Brexit The end of the Transition Period looms, the hopes of a Brexit deal remain as uncertain as ever and we are all left trying our best to prepare. Last week, we published an update on continuing cross-border disputes and now we turn to further consider the status of civil judgments come January 2021.
    • GDPR Data Protection & Cyber Security Newsletter - December 2020 Our latest Data Protection & Cyber Security Newsletter contains insights from our team to the latest developments from the Information Commissioner's Office, including guidance on subject access requests, artificial intelligence and data protection considerations, and recent fines for high-profile data breaches.

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