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The UKs uncertain position in the DSM following Brexit

Following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union on 24 June 2016, the UK’s ongoing role as part of the European Digital Single Market (‘DSM’) following Brexit is far from clear and despite the eventual shape of the negotiations to come, the UK’s changing relationship with the EU will no doubt have a significant impact on UK businesses operating online, especially relating to intellectual property rights. “Even if some type of single market deal is done between Britain and the EU, the UK will inevitably lose its leading role in influencing the final shape of the DSM, which could have a negative impact for digital and e-commerce businesses based in the UK,” explains Nick Fenner, partner at TLT.

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