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Grasping the nettle? Brexit and the EU position paper on intellectual property rights

On 6 September 2017, the European Commission (EC) published a position paper setting out the main principles of the EUs negotiating position regarding the treatment of intellectual property rights (IPRs) post-Brexit. The paper appears to have been published in an attempt to clarify key areas of uncertainty in relation to the scope of protection of EU IPRs in the UK post-Brexit, or at least the ECs position in respect of these. Steven James and Mark Hersey of Brown Rudnick LLP provide a breakdown of the key proposals put forward in the ECs position paper.

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