Brown Rudnick Alert - UK Government Releases Final Plans For No-Deal Brexit
As Brown Rudnick has reported previously, the result of the European Union referendum (Brexit) was announced on 24 June 2016 with a vote in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the EU.
Brown Rudnick has issued a series of Brexit updates since the date of the referendum. To access such prior alerts, please visit the Brown Rudnick Brexit page.
The UK government has published a final batch of 24 technical papers that set out contingency plans in the event that no Brexit deal is agreed with the EU when the UK departs on 29 March 2019.
The third and final batch of technical papers, which are designed to give advice to citizens and businesses, cover areas including UK/EU flights and intellectual property rights. We have reported on the publications of the first and second batches of technical papers on 29 August 2018 and on 19 September 2018 respectively, which covered various sectors including financial services, trade and cross-border insolvency.
Following the publication of the second batch of technical papers, EU negotiators informed British Prime Minister Theresa May that her proposed Brexit plan “will not work”. However, European Council President Donald Tusk has commented that a compromise between the EU and the UK is “still possible” as negotiators aim to agree a Brexit deal by mid-November.
A summary of the key points contained within the final batch of technical papers concerning flights to and from the UK, trade marks and designs, copyright, patents and exhaustion of intellectual property rights are laid out below.
Flights to and from the UK if there’s no Brexit deal
Copyright if there’s no Brexit deal
Exhaustion of intellectual property rights if there’s no Brexit deal
Patents if there’s no Brexit deal
Trade marks and designs if there’s no Brexit deal