||<p>Exhaustion of rights is one of the IPO’s priorities in preparing for the UK’s exit
from the EU, and we are working closely with other departments on this subject.</p><p>The
current framework means that rights are exhausted after first sale within the EEA.
In the draft Withdrawal Agreement the EU and UK have agreed, in principle, that IP
rights exhausted in the EU and the UK before the end of the transition period shall
remain exhausted in both areas.</p><p>We are considering options for the choice of
regime in the future.</p>