Brexit Briefing June 2017
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A lot has happened since my last Brexit briefing in January 2017:
- HMG has published its white papers on exiting from, and new partnership with, the European Union and its "great repeal bill";
- The Prime Minister sought unsuccessfully to take advantage of a massive lead in the opinion polls to increase her parliamentary majority in order to strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations;
- Negotiations have commenced between the British government and the EU and terms of reference have been agreed;
- The Commission's Art 50 Task Force has created a very useful microsite on the Brexit negotiations with some very useful publications including position papers on ongoing judicial and administrative procedures and Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters;
- The Queen's speech has survived an amendment requiring the UK to remain in the customs union and single market but not without a substantial rebellion on the Labour benches and the dismissal or resignation of several front bench MPs' and
- The Bar Council has published a third edition of the Brexit Papers with new chapters on CJEU jurisprudence, resolving disputes between the EU and UK, technical regulations and product standards, acquires rights, public procurement, the WTO, the environment, fisheries and agriculture.
An updated bibliography on Brexit which includes some articles written by me appears on the IP Planning for Brexit page.
Finally, the proofs of my contribution to Helen Tse's book on Brexit have arrived and the book should be published shortly.
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30 June 2017 IP Planning for Brexit.