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No Deal Guidance - Consumer rights, intellectual property, data protection and structuring a business

No Deal Guidance - Consumer rights, intellectual property, data protection and structuring a business

5% of UK chartered practices have offices outside of the UK. The EU is the second largest market for the export of UK architectural services. The UK will no longer have access to the European Single Market under the same terms after 31 October 2019 in the case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

The guidance below covers information relating to consumer rights, intellectual property, data protection, and structuring a business. If you cannot find the information you are looking for below, please check the UK Government’s Brexit webpage.

Consumer rights and business

The UK Government advises that businesses selling to EU countries keep up to date on relevant national laws. This UK Government notice outlines guidance on issues such as cross-border enforcement, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Online Dispute Resolution.

Using personal data in your business or organisation

If your business or organisation receives personal data from the EU/EEA, the UK Government advises that contracts are reviewed to that personal data can be legally received. This UK Government note outlines measures that businesses and organisations should undertake.

Data protection

This Informational Commissioner’s Office site provides guidance and tools to support businesses and organisations prepare for data protection compliance.

Intellectual Property and Brexit

This UK Government guidance outlines the position of copyright, trademarks, design rights and patents in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

Structuring your business

After 31 October 2019, UK citizens may face restrictions on their ability to own, manage or direct a company. This UK Government notice provides guidance on cross border operations, cross border mergers and European specific corporate entities.

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