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Ewen Mitchell is an intellectual property and data protection consultant based in the London office. He advises clients on all aspects of IP and data protection law, with a focus on IP dispute resolution, strategic IP advice, and the IP aspects of international transactions. He has practised in England and France.

He also frequently advises EU and other businesses on compliance with the EU and UK General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) including arrangements for international transfers of personal data, and the data protection aspects of corporate transactions.

Ewen’s previous experience includes trade mark filing and prosecution, and trade mark design and patent litigation before the English High Court and Court of Appeal and the Tribunal de Grande Instance, Paris.

Ewen’s work and experience spans all sectors, but he has particular experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, motor vehicle, online, and mobile technology sectors.

The UK is nearing the end of its Brexit transition period (the Transition Period), which expires Dec. 31, 2020. Although the UK has not been a party to the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement since the passage of Brexit, it has been treated as an EEA member during the Transition Period. Because of this status,

It has been over a year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force – and it did so with great fanfare. The GDPR had the effect of overhauling how personal data is dealt with across Europe, introducing the ‘gold standard’ of protection for the rights and freedoms of EU data subjects. At