Code & Conduit Podcast: Brexit’s Impact on European Data Roaming and American Brews


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Welcome to the inaugural episode of Bloomberg BNA’s Code & Conduit podcast, covering hot topics in intellectual property, tech, telecom and privacy.

This week’s podcast is the first of a two-part special focusing on the impact of the United Kingdom’s June 23 “Brexit” referendum to leave the European Union.

We’ll discuss the potential impact on the telecommunications market on both sides of the English Channel. You’ll also hear about how some American companies and law firms are hoping to cash in on Brexit’s momentum—whether through special edition hard apple cider or marketing irony to “hipster millennials.”

Bloomberg BNA tech and telecom reporter Michaela Ross talks about her story analyzing the possible changes to the UK and European telecom markets. Brexit could cause some big shifts in international telecom regulation and possibly divergence on roaming charges and bundled service offerings that were already in the works before the referendum.

Intellectual property legal editor Anandashankar Mazumdar discusses his story about how U.S. companies, including a vitamin company, an attorney and the Boston Beer Company Inc., maker of Sam Adams craft brew, are looking to corner the market on all things Brexit by filing applications with the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).

You can read more of Ananda and Michaela’s reporting on our tech, telecom and internet blog, our intellectual property blog or on Bloomberg Law. If you liked what you heard in the podcast, sign up for a free trial of Bloomberg BNA’s legal and regulatory news and content.

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