The European Council (Art. 50) has called on the European Comission (EC), the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Member States to continue the work on preparedness at all levels for the consequences of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU, taking into account all possible outcomes.

The notices of the Commission services on the legal and practical implications of the withdrawal published on the EC’s website respond to this request. They aim at preparing citizens and stakeholders for the withdrawal and set out the consequences in a range of policy areas.

EU decentralised agencies have published information in relation to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, for example the Community Plant Variety Office or the European Union Intellectual Property Office, in the field of IP.

Furthermore, the three European Supervisory Authorities and the Single Supervisory Mechanism have issued opinions and guidance.

Full information on the Article 50 negotiations can be found here.


Source: IPR Helpdesk News
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