Robert Watson

Robert Watson
Robert is our Brexit expert. He's been involved in discussions with the UKIPO about Brexit, and helped shape the lobbying approach of FICPI, the global body for attorneys in private practice. Robert handles patent work in our chemistry & materials team and is a leading member of our designs team.

Recent Posts

Numbering system for re-registered design rights and comparable trade marks

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
21 Mar 2019

The UK enacted the EU Withdrawal Act 2018 which provides the basis for how EU law will be converted into national law, and provides that all existing.

Numbering system for comparable UK trade marks post Brexit

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
22 Feb 2019

The UK enacted the EU Withdrawal Act 2018 which provides the basis for how EU law will be converted into national law, and provides that all existing.

Brexit: draft withdrawal agreement rejected

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
16 Jan 2019

Despite the continued uncertainty caused by the rejection of the draft withdrawal agreement by the UK Parliament on the evening of 15 January 2019,.

Brexit: IP update from the draft Political Declaration

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
22 Nov 2018

The draft Political Declaration on the future relationship between the EU and the UK was published on 22 November 2018.

Brexit: what does the draft withdrawal agreement mean for IP?

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
15 Nov 2018

A further step towards a withdrawal agreement between the UK and EU27 occurred on 14 November 2018 with the publication of the fully negotiated version of.

Navigating the Brexit landscape: patents

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
27 Sep 2018

The existing European patent system will be unaffected by the UK leaving the EU, so no action by patent holders is needed.

Navigating the Brexit landscape: designs

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
27 Sep 2018

Our consistent advice, which we still consider to be the best course of action, is that in order to protect design in the EU, it remains appropriate to.

No-Deal Brexit papers published

Robert Watson

Robert Watson
25 Sep 2018

As part of an ongoing effort to provide information on what will happen if no deal is agreed between the United Kingdom and the remaining EU countries.