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Cases to look out for in 2017 - the UK

James Nurton, London


In the first of a series of articles looking at trials and judgments scheduled for this year, we profile the Brexit, Eli Lilly v Actavis and Glee cases among others

UK Supreme Court

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UK Supreme Court
All eyes will be on the UK Supreme Court this month, with the 11 judges due to give their judgment in the Brexit case brought by Gina Miller (and others). The main question is whether the Court will uphold a ruling that Parliament must vote on triggering Article 50 (the formal means of notifying the UK's intention to leave the EU).

However, the ruling may also go into detail about exactly what level of Parliamentary scrutiny (if any) is required, and whether other bodies such as the Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly should also have a say.

The case does not have direct impact on IP, but it will have implications for the timing of Brexit, which in turn will affect what happens to EU trade marks and registered Community designs, the separation from EU Directives and Regulations and perhaps the implementation of the...


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