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Changes to SPC and patent law if UK leaves the EU without a deal

Changes to Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) and patent law in the event of no deal from the European Union.

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If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, there will be changes to SPC and patent law on the day we leave. This sets out those changes and their effect on UK right holders, businesses, and other organisations.

Leaving the European Union with a deal remains the government’s top priority; this has not changed. However, a responsible government must plan for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario.

This complements the technical notice on patents and SPCs published on 24 September 2018.

Published 8 March 2019
Last updated 12 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. A link to the Patents (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 legislation has been added to the guidance.
  2. First published.