A Patent Grace Period for the United Kingdom?

The British trade minister Liz Truss recently announced that the UK is seeking to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade deal. The CPTPP includes a number of provisions on intellectual property (IP) and some of these will require changes to existing UK patent law. The CPTPP requires...

EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

The European Union and the United Kingdom finally completed their negotiations on a trade and cooperation agreement on Christmas Eve. The published text is available both on the European Commission's and the UK government's website. It comprises 1246 pages of dense text including a number of annexes. In addition there...

Taking back control leads to GDPR hurdles in the flow of personal data to the UK

In May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018 came into force. Embedded in the EU Digital Single Market Strategy, the GDPR regulates the handling of personal data of individuals (so-called data subjects) by e.g. companies or other entities engaged in economic...