Public lecture by Prof. Dr. Alexander von Mühlendahl on Brexit and Intellectual Property Rights

Riga Graduate School of Law will host the public lecture by Prof. Dr.Alexander von Mühlendahl on 13 September at 17:00.

Prof. Dr. Alexander von Mühlendahl will speak about “Brexit and Intellectual Property Rights”

Places are limited. Please register here.

The lecture will be held in English.

Prof. Dr. Alexander von Mühlendahl, a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London, and attorney-at-law with BARDEHLE PAGENBERG in Munich, Germany, will focus on the consequences of Brexit for the protection of intellectual property rights.

The departure of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) will become reality at the end of March 2019. The negotiations between the remaining 27 EU Member States (EU 27) and the UK for the conclusions of a Withdrawal Agreement should be concluded in October 2018. It is still unclear whether and with which content an agreement on the future framework for the relations between the UK and the EU 27 post Brexit can be reached. 

While the Withdrawal Agreement and any agreement on future relations will have to cover a broad range of issues, from the basic freedoms to the role of the Court of Justice, for proprietors of intellectual property rights (IPRs) such as patents, trademarks and designs, but also of copyrights and rights in geographical indications, and for practitioners in this field the future of relations between the UK and the EU 27 regarding IPRs, including the future of IPRs currently protected EU-wide, such as EU trademarks and designs, is of particular interest.