In the latest edition of the JAIC, Volume 21, Brexit Blues: an explanation of how the UK legal systems protect colour and how this may be affected by recent legal and political developments. This study is an analysis of the legal mechanisms available in the United Kingdom (UK) to protect colour and the possible implications on these protections of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU).
The study explains the unique issues colour presents for the law and explores how the intellectual property system operates to generate rights over colours generally with reference to the colour blue as an illustrative thread running through the study. It has used both literary and web-based resources and contribution from those practicing in the field. Consideration is then given to multiple colour rights and the interrelationship between the various rights in the context of the current political climate.
Received 16 November 2017; revised 02 March 2018; accepted 17 March 2018 Published online: 26 March 2018