Online seminar: UK Design rights in a post-Brexit world

Register for free here to attend an online presentation by Carrie Johnson, head of the designs and copyright team at Barker Brettell.

Date: 9th September 2021

Time: 16.00 – 17.00 BST

For companies wishing to do business in the UK, whether they are domiciled or based overseas, securing and optimising UK design rights is more important than ever. This is especially true post-Brexit as many businesses have decided to re-think their strategic plans around R&D and innovation.

During this webinar, we will focus on UK design rights and how they work for business operating in the UK both physically and online. Regardless of where those businesses are geographically headquartered, Carrie will cover key aspects that companies should consider as they evaluate their UK design rights portfolio and how this can continue to work in conjunction with design rights in the EU and other territories. She will also explain the post-Brexit design rights legal landscape and any potential impact on business, covering:

·        Basics and best practices

·        Filing and portfolio management strategies – coverage and cost-efficiency

·        Geographical differences

·        Post-Brexit legislation

·        Enforcement

·        Case studies


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Carrie Johnson 

Carrie Johnson is a partner, patent and design attorney, and head of the designs and copyright team at Intellectual Property specialist Barker Brettell. Carrie has filed hundreds of designs in the UK, Europe and worldwide, for both conventional products (hardware) and less conventional (GUIs, logos, cartoon characters and more). Sometimes considered as the Cinderella rights of IP, overlooked and underappreciated, Carrie advises clients on how to maximise their IP through both registered and unregistered design rights. Carrie also served as principal examiner for the Design and Copyright UK Foundation Certificate (FC) qualifying examination, so has good legal knowledge in addition to nearly 20 years’ practical experience.