Our services are centred around intellectual property that can be registered. We protect innovation, design, and branding across all sectors of industry, and at all stages in the supply chain.

For each IP right we offer services covering strategic advice, pre-registration searches, registrations and renewals, oppositions and dispute resolution. We handle work throughout the world, working with local colleagues in over 100 countries.


Our attorneys specialise in one or more sectors of industry, which enables them to provide quality advice with a commercial focus.

Our patent specialists have detailed understanding of the background technology, which ensures that your patent applications are prepared with the correct scope, reducing the likelihood of challenges from third parties and objections from the patent office.

They also advise whether other forms of protection would be more appropriate. Our brand specialists work with brand managers for leading brands and their advice is commercially focussed making sure that you get the best value from your budget.

Brexit and CPVRs

5th Feb 2019


We are listening to our clients and below have endeavoured, insofar as we have the information from the UK Government, to answer the questions we are being asked by clients around the world. We will update this as and when we hear anything – and please let us know if you would like us to add any questions to the list. Please check back in for updates. We will draw attention to updates through our newsletters, Twitter and LinkedIn.

The Government is ramping up preparations for a ‘No-Deal Brexit’ and so we have used 31 January 2020 throughout these answers as the effective date of Brexit and assumed no deal and no transition window.

This might not be the case. A deal may yet be done in the time left, or an extension may be granted beyond 31 January. Other options under discussion include a further referendum and, after that, who knows if Brexit is even happening.

If there is a deal

If there is a deal, we do have some guidance from what was in the Draft Agreement before it was rejected by UK Parliament. Perhaps this won’t change. There will be a Transition Period, meaning business as usual for IP until the end of 2020, or any later date negotiated.

Community Plant Variety Right (CPVR)

Please click here for Frequently asked questions regarding CPVRs.

This article is for general information only. Its content is not a statement of the law on any subject and does not constitute advice. Please contact Reddie & Grose LLP for advice before taking any action in reliance on it.


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