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UPDATE: UK Government comments on Draft EU Withdrawal Agreement

On 19 March the EU and the UK agreed the terms of a Brexit transition period ending on 31 December 2020. An updated colour-coded version of the EU’s Draft Withdrawal Agreement was published by the negotiators indicating which articles are provisionally agreed (highlighted in green), agreed from a policy perspective but subject to the drafting

China announces plan to consolidate administration and enforcement of trademarks, patents and geographic indicators.

The National People’s Congress (“NPC”) is the top legislature and the highest organ of state power in China. The NPC is elected for a term of five years and holds a plenary meeting every year to, among others, determine statue issues, appoint high-level government officials and enact or amend the Constitution or other national laws.

European Commission paper on Brexit and IP

The European Commission has released a position paper on “Intellectual property rights (including geographical indications)” giving us the first indication of how the Commission will approach the Brexit negotiations with the UK regarding Intellectual Property Rights (“IPR“). The Commission has set up a Taskforce on Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom to prepare the

WIPO: Negotiations on a New Treaty on Geographical Indications start

Government officials from around the world are gathering in Geneva for a diplomatic conference to negotiate a new treaty on geographical indications. Hogan Lovells partner Constanze Schulte reports from Geneva on the first day of the negotiations. Government officials from around the world are meeting in Geneva as from yesterday for the Diplomatic Conference for

France: New Weapons for the Protection of Geographical Indications and Local Authorities in France

Introducing various measures relating to French consumer law. Law No. 2014-344 (“Hamon law”) enlarges the existing protection of geographical indications applicable for agricultural products and foodstuffs to industrial products and enhances the protection of the names of local authorities. In France, the protection of geographical indications was previously strictly limited to agricultural products and foodstuffs,