The article below dealing with patents is the first in a series of articles authored by Deirdre Kilroy and Michael Finn analysing the impact of Brexit in the area of intellectual property.

We have highlighted here the impact anticipated by each side in the area of patents, along with some thoughts of the Matheson Intellectual Property group.

As an asset class that is created by law, the instability and uncertainty created by Brexit is not welcomed by those relying upon intellectual property rights as key business assets. It is sensible to take note of the affects of Brexit for each intellectual property right, and to plan accordingly.

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