Effect on EU regulations covering IP rights

EU Regulations will cease to have effect in the UK upon the UK’s exit from the Union. However, CIPA anticipates that most EU Regulations and Directives currently effective in the UK will be re-enacted en masse by UK Regulation upon the UK’s exit. This is because of the sheer volume of parliamentary time that would be required to re-enact more than 50 years of EU law by individual Act of Parliament. CIPA is in communication with relevant Government Ministers and will press for such action.

We therefore expect the UK Government to re-enact the necessary Regulations and existing Statutory Instruments to avoid any negative impact on  IP protections including:

•   Unregistered design rights

•  Hague registrations

•  Copyright

•  EP supplementary protection certificates (SPCs)

• Regulatory data protection (RDP)