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Navigating beyond Brexit
The transition period has ended. Many questions remain. The new body of retained EU law has now been created, the remaining withdrawal agreement provisions have come into operation, and the future relationship agreements (including the UK-EU trade and co-operation agreement) have started to apply on a provisional basis. Legal professionals will have to make sense of this for their clients while keeping track of the new regulatory framework as it develops.
Advise clients confidently and mitigate the high-impact risks surrounding the post transition period with the most current and high-quality insight possible.
With the unique combination of Practical Law and Westlaw Edge, you can get up to speed quickly and stay ahead of the game.
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Example scenario: A food producer is thinking of branching out into spirits, and has plans for a cider brandy distillery based in Somerset. They need to know what the regime on geographical indications is looking like now that the transition period ended on 31 December 2020 for UK brands; this was previously governed by a number of directly applicable EU regulations.
Separately, they are exploring setting up a distribution centre in the EU as a base for marketing their other products, and want to know more about establishing a company in France.
New geographical indications regime
Start with a search in Practical Law for the new “geographical indications” (GI) regime after the end of the Brexit transition period.
Know-how on the new regime
This Practice note explains that there is a new national GI regime as of 1 January 2021 for newly created GIs. The detail is set out in the statutory instrument (SI): the Agricultural Products, Food and Drink (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (2020/1637), made on 29 December 2020.
Status of Brexit Statutory Instruments tracker
Use Practical Law’s Brexit statutory instruments tracker to locate the Agricultural Products, Food and Drink (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (2020/1637) in the Intellectual Property section.
Westlaw UK Brexit legislation
How to navigate Brexit legislation on Westlaw Edge UK.
Westlaw UK retained EU legislation
Highlight amendment changes between two versions
After seeing how the latest changes have been implemented into UK legislation you need to understand how the law has diverged in the EU in order to comply with their regulations ahead of expanding your business into France.
Incorporating a company in France
Lastly, you return to Practical Law to gather information on setting up a distribution centre in France.
Formation of Business Entities materials
A toolkit for the choice of business vehicle in France
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