Podcast: Brexit, D&I, and a 'return to normalcy'
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Podcast: Brexit, D&I, and a 'return to normalcy'

L to R: Abdul Lawal, Alex Morgan, Joseph Letang

In a discussion with Managing IP’s Ed Conlon, IP practitioners from Dehns, EIP and Franks & Co discussed Brexit, diversity and inclusion, and other issues including the UPC

To listen to the full podcast, which lasts 45 minutes, click the link above.


Abdul Lawal, European patent and trademark attorney at Franks & Co; Joseph Letang, partner at Dehns; and Alex Morgan, managing associate at EIP, joined managing editor Ed Conlon to discuss how Brexit and other pressing issues are affecting their work.


With the clock ticking towards December 31, trademark lawyers and firms are preparing for some major impacts of Brexit, not least on representation rights at the EUIPO. The panel questioned whether solely UK firms would be able to recoup lost work from the EU.

Diversity and inclusion was also a hot topic, with the panel expressing a range of views on how the UK profession can improve – especially on inclusion, which is sometimes less prominent. There was consensus that much more can be done despite some positive developments.

There was also room for discussion on the Unified Patent Court, judicial changes, and the hope that things can return to normal soon amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope you enjoy the podcast.



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