Gain insight into the new design landscape and how this might impact filing strategies in the EU and UK following Brexit.

Since 1st January this year, Registered Community Designs (RCDs), Unregistered Community Designs (UCDs), and international trade mark and design registrations designating the EU are no longer valid in the UK.

Rose Smalley of Womble Bond Dickinson is on hand to walk you through this new landscape, highlighting just what these changes will mean for you and your clients.

Rose will set out the key differences between those protection regimes coming from UK law vs. EU law. In turn, raising key points to be aware of in relation to design protection going forward.

This session will be bookmarked by a run through of key recent design cases in the UK courts.

Learning outcomes

  • Discover how the landscape for design protection has changed, and remained the same, following Brexit.
  • See how these changes might impact filing habits for registered protection and filing strategies.

This webinar supports skill set 1.4 design rights of the Advanced Competency Framework.

Meet your speaker

Rose Smalley, Womble Bond Dickinson

Rose advises clients on protection, exploitation and enforcement in relation to the full range of intellectual property rights, advising on both contentious and transactional matters. Rose also works with clients on intellectual property portfolio management, including the prosecution of trade marks and designs. She acts for clients across various industries, including retail, technology, manufacturing, banking, insurance, charities and healthcare

Rose is the co-chair for Young Members on the Licensing Executives Society Council for Britain & Ireland, and sits on our conferences working group.