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Brexit and intellectual property – understanding the implications for your trademarks, designs and patents



The longer the uncertainty around Brexit continues, the shorter the timeframe for businesses to prepare effectively for the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. With 29 March 2019 fast approaching, what should IP professionals be doing to minimise business risk and put themselves in the best position to manage their IP portfolios?

In this webinar, you will learn the current status of Brexit negotiations and the plans that have been put in place for the cloning of IP rights (including in a ‘no-deal’ scenario). You will also understand the IP issues that are still to be addressed and their implications for rights holders.

Why sign up?

Our Novagraaf experts, Claire Jones and Eric Siecker will offer guidance on preparing and planning for these changes, including approaches and strategies to protect and maximise your valuable trademark, design and patent assets.

This webinar will be ideal for anyone engaged in the oversight – both administrative and strategic – of IP portfolios.



Eric Siecker
Managing Director, Patents

Eric Siecker is managing director, patents at Novagraaf UK and is a registered European patent attorney, a UK chartered patent attorney and a UK chartered trademark attorney. He spent 15 years working in-house before joining Novagraaf, enabling him to bring a strong commercial focus to his work with clients. He leads the Novagraaf patent business in the United Kingdom and is experienced across a broad range of technologies, with particularly deep expertise in all aspects relating to construction and agricultural machinery, mining equipment, marine propulsion, diesel and gas engines and associated power systems.


Claire Jones
Chartered Trademark Attorney

Claire Jones is a UK chartered trademark attorney with over five years' experience in trademark law. She focuses predominantly on trademark prosecution, trademark filing strategies and portfolio management, as well as the resolution of national and international trademark disputes. She specialises in the protection and enforcement of trademarks for both national and international clients in a wide range of industries, including the automotive, confectionery, cosmetics, food and drink, and fashion sectors.


Eric Siecker


13 March 2019
17:00 - 17:55 UTC
55 min