Germany decides on MR applications from UK if filed before Brexit

Date: 27 June 2019

On 26 June, the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) published an important revision of an earlier German position concerning processing of applications after the Brexit. Mutual recognition applications filed in Germany before the date of the UK's exit from the EU will be processed and decided in Germany even after the Brexit. This change of policy is the result of several expedited proceedings at the administrative court in Brunswick (Az 9B 23/19, not published). The court kept explicitly open if this legal position will also be valid for MR applications filed after the date of the UK leaving the EU.
Click here to read the official BVL's note in German.