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13/07/2022
Spot­light on UK Design Law – Part 7 - UP­DATE – UKIPO pub­lishes ini­tial...
The UKIPO has pub­lished its re­sponse to the ‘Call for Views’ con­sulta­tion on the re­form of the UK designs frame­work. By way of re-cap, the UKIPO had in­vited sub­mis­sions from design in­dustry stake­hold­ers...
04/07/2022
De­tailed scru­tiny needed to make the Pro­cure­ment Bill de­liv­er against its...
The Pro­cure­ment Bill in­tro­duced to Par­lia­ment in May goes to Com­mit­tee Stage in the House of Lords this week. The polit­ic­al am­bi­tion be­hind the pro­posed le­gis­la­tion has been clearly voiced, but does not...
29/04/2022
UK Sub­sidy Con­trol re­gime: Roy­al As­sent
On 28 April 2022, the Sub­sidy Con­trol Bill re­ceived Roy­al As­sent, form­ally mak­ing the Bill in­to an Act of Par­lia­ment – the Sub­sidy Con­trol Act 2022.  However, as high­lighted in our ho­ri­zon scan­ning...
18/03/2022
Post-Brexit: UK plaintiffs must provide cost se­cur­ity for pro­ceed­ings in...
Last year, long lorry jams made it clear to every­one what con­sequences Brexit will have for cross­ing the bor­der to main­land Europe. Far less known is the hurdle which UK com­pan­ies must over­come when they...
11/02/2022
UK sub­sidy con­trol re­gime: The year ahead 
As re­por­ted in our pre­vi­ous Law-Now here, in June 2021 the UK Gov­ern­ment began its form­al pro­cess of im­ple­ment­ing le­gis­la­tion to re­place the EU State aid rules by in­tro­du­cing the Sub­sidy Con­trol Bill...
31/01/2022
UKIPO is­sues ‘Call for Views’ on UK design re­gime
In the af­ter­math of Brexit and with the ad­vent of new and emer­ging tech­no­lo­gies, the UKIPO re­cog­nises that cer­tain fea­tures of the United King­dom’s design sys­tem may need to be up­dated and/or sim­pli­fied...
25/01/2022
The Tem­por­ary Trans­ition­al Power (TTP) ends on 31 March: What Next?
The ap­plic­a­tion of the FCA’s and PRA’s Tem­por­ary Trans­ition­al Power (TTP) will end on 31 March 2022. FCA and PRA au­thor­ised firms must en­sure that they com­ply with all “on­shored” EU le­gis­la­tion...
18/01/2022
The Road to the (Autonom­ous) Fu­ture
It is no longer pos­sible to dis­cuss the fu­ture of trans­port without the ques­tion of autono­ma­tion be­ing raised. The ques­tion of ‘how long’ un­til Autonom­ous Vehicle (AV) de­ploy­ment be­comes a real­ity...
06/01/2022
Pub­lic pro­cure­ment – new thresholds for 2022
The pub­lic pro­cure­ment thresholds have changed for the United King­dom (Eng­land and Wales, North­ern Ire­land and Scot­land), ef­fect­ive from 1 Janu­ary 2022.  These changes are com­mu­nic­ated in Pro­cure­ment...
23/12/2021
Post-Brexit pro­cure­ment re­forms to take shape in 2022
Earli­er this month, the Cab­in­et Of­fice pub­lished its plans for trans­form­ing pub­lic pro­cure­ment rules post-Brexit. The plans in­volve in­tro­du­cing le­gis­la­tion next year to be ad­op­ted and im­ple­men­ted though...
06/12/2021
Brexit-re­lated, non-com­pli­ant .eu do­main names to be re­voked from 1 Janu­ary...
EUR­id has con­firmed that it will re­voke all Brexit-re­lated, non-com­pli­ant .eu do­main names on 1 Janu­ary 2022, with these do­main names be­ing sub­sequently re­leased in batches. If a re­gis­trant wishes to...
16/09/2021
Brexit – 30 Septem­ber 2021 dead­line: Win­dow to re-file your pending EU...
As of 1 Janu­ary 2021, EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) and Re­gistered European Designs (RCDs) no longer ex­tend to the UK. EUTMs and RCDs which were re­gistered on 31 Decem­ber 2020 now en­joy pro­tec­tion in the...