The UK has voted by a narrow margin to leave the European Union (to ‘Brexit’). At this stage, the details of how the UK will leave the EU have yet to be worked out. It will take some time – possibly as long as two years – for the process to complete. Some observers are even suggesting that a path forward may be found that leads to the UK staying in the EU.

For the moment, there is no change in the status of any European patenttrade mark or design rights. We will keep you informed of developments – and, whatever happens, Kilburn & Strode will continue to deliver our full range of IP services across Europe.