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EU business: data protection and copyright

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Find out what EU businesses need to do with data protection, intellectual property and copyright in the UK.

Transferring personal data to the UK

The EU has now formally adopted ‘adequacy decisions’ for the UK, under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Law Enforcement Directive (LED). These allow for the ongoing free flow of personal data from the EU/EEA to the UK.

Find out more about the rules on personal data.

Changes to EU cross-border copyright mechanisms may affect your business. Make sure you have the right permissions from 1 January 2021.

Check changes to copyright law.

You may not have protection for unregistered designs if you do not disclose your designs correctly.

Check the new rules for unregistered design protection in the UK and EU.

Intellectual property

If you export Intellectual Property protected goods, check the new rules for parallel exporting. You may need to contact the rights holder to get permission to continue after 1 January 2021.

You should check the new rules for registered address requirements for intellectual property rights in the UK from 1 January 2021.

Find out more about the rules on intellectual property


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