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Brand Matters

Issue 24: December 2021

Brand Matters

Editor's Note

Sally Britton, Partner, Dispute Resolution

Welcome to the winter edition of Brand Matters.

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Significant changes to trading between the UK and the EU coming soon

Interim measures in relation to customs are now finally being withdrawn, meaning the full impact of Brexit on trading will shortly materialise – as of 1 January 2022. This note summarises recent Government guidance, and is relevant to anyone importing or exporting goods between the UK and EU.


Consultation opens on AI and the UK's copyright and patents framework

Following a Call for Views earlier this year, the Government has now published its consultation on potential changes to the UK IP protection framework, seeking to ensure that the right balance is struck between encouraging the development and use of AI across the economy, whilst not undermining IP's wider role in promoting human creativity and innovation.


Website blocking orders: No Time To Stream

A number of production studios, including Disney, Netflix and Warner Bros, have been granted a website blocking order by the High Court, targeting five websites based outside of the UK, but which were found to be targeting UK users and enabling them to stream unlawful content.


Brands of Tomorrow winners at the British Luxury Awards

The 12 emerging luxury brands that have completed Walpole's 2021 Brands of Tomorrow programme, in association with Mishcon de Reya, jointly won the Brands of Tomorrow Award at this year's British Luxury Awards, hosted at The Dorchester on 15 November 2021.

The Hershey Company and Iceland Foods partner on frozen dessert range


Mishcon de Reya supports UnLtd and "The Entrepreneur Ship" in 3,000 mile row

To raise funds for UnLtd and awareness of the benefits of entrepreneurship, Guy Rigby and David Murray of The Entrepreneur Ship are embarking on a 3,000-mile unassisted row from the Canaries to Antigua. Mishcon de Reya is proud to support this quest to champion more pathways into entrepreneurship. Click here to support this important cause.

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