The UK will leave the EU on 31 January – but for IP rights it is business as usual until end of 2020
The Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK was concluded on 24 January 2020 and was approved by the European Parliament on 29 January 2020. In consequence, the UK ceases to be a member of the European Union as from midnight Central European Time on 31 January 2020. However, the Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period until 31 December 2020, during which the UK remains a full participant in the EU intellectual property regime, including the EU Trademar
WILL CALIFORNIA’S MUSIC INDUSTRY SURVIVE AB5?
The music industry is comprised of very specific customs and practices as to how business is done. The music industry functions in its own world, and its customs and practices are foreign to and widely misunderstood by most people not working in the music business. Therefore, when those outside the music industry place restrictions on how music’s business can be carried out, the results can be disastrous. Case in point, the new AB5 law in California. AB5 stands for Assembly B