The decision of the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union will not have immediate consequences on the EU system for the protection of intellectual property. European procedures, in fact, stipulate a two-year time frame for the transition, although many believe that it will take longer than that for the United Kingdom to completely exit the EU.

While it is impossible to estimate the full extent of Brexit’s impact, the United Kingdom will probably act in order to safeguard any rights already acquired via applications and registrations of EU trademarks and designs.
There will instead be no repercussions on the European Patent, as the EPO is not an EU institution.