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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in Brazil

Although the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines may be more important to certain employers (such as those in health care), employers in all industries should monitor the development of the Government’s vaccine roll-out program, as the vaccine concerns public health. In this Legal Update, we answer some of the questions that employers may have.

Brexit – Data protection after the Brexit transition period

Whilst the UK left the European Union (“EU”) on 31 January 2020 (“Exit Day”) it remained within the EU’s legal framework during the Brexit Transition Period (“Transition Period”). When the Transition Period ends at 11:00 p.m. GMT on 31 December 2020 (“Completion Day”), EU law that was enacted before Exit Day applies in the UK as if it were national law by virtue of Section 3 of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (“Withdrawal Agreement”).

Brexit – Intellectual property after the Brexit transition period

Whilst the UK left the European Union (“EU”) on 31 January 2020 (“Exit Day”) it remained within the EU’s legal framework during the Brexit Transition Period (“Transition Period”). When the Transition Period ends at 11:00 p.m. on 31 December 2020 (“Completion Day”), a suite of IP-related statutory instruments (as amended) (“IP Regulations”) will come into force, which amend the UK’s intellectual property (“IP”) regime to reflect the end of the Transition Period.