In our first edition we want to highlight the consequences of Brexit on intellectual property rights. The article is the first one of a two-part series on the topic, concentrating on the impact on trademarks and designs. Other articles focus on out-of-court dispute resolution in copyright matters, the protection of minors in a digital world and the latest patent law reform on China, focusing on its impact on pharmaceuticals. This topic is also intended as a two-part series. Recent court decisions and news will complete the picture.