'BAD' insights: The law of exhaustion and design protection post-Brexit in the EU and UK

10 minute read
13 March 2023

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In our new "BAD" (Brands, Advertising and Designs) podcast series, our Intellectual Property (IP) team will explore critical topics affecting the IP sector and how you can protect your brands, creations and designs.

What is the law of exhaustion and how does it affect you? Brand owners need to be aware of the law of exhaustion if they are involved in the movement of genuine goods protected by an IP right.

In this first episode of the series, IP team member Jasmine Lalli will take you on whistle-stop tour of national, regional and international exhaustion following Brexit and how this affects brand owners when it comes to the distribution and resale of their goods.

You will also hear about design protection in both the EU and UK, the different systems of unregistered design right protection, and the changes designers need to know about post-Brexit.

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