Businesses that transfer personal data about individuals in the EEA (the European Economic Area, which means EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) to the UK should be taking action now to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period, when the UK becomes a ‘third country’.
People appointed by Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in England and Wales will welcome a new online service they can use to prove to third parties, much faster than before, that they are legally entitled to act on behalf of the person who appointed them.
EU trade mark owners will welcome guidance from the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) explaining how it will manage the process of automatically registering their EU trade marks as UK trade marks when the UK’s Brexit transition period ends.
Companies House users who pay fees by BACS should note that Companies House has changed its bank details, and change their systems accordingly
Tenants of commercial property in England will welcome new laws that extend the period during which they are protected from certain legal actions by their landlords.