October 2017

New rules brought in on 1 October 2017 make it easier for owners of UK Design Registrations to protect their rights through ‘webmarking’ their products. Serjeants’ Catherine Slater explains the benefits of this for businesses. The existing rules and the importance of marking Prior to 1 October,...

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Andrew Serjeant on 09 October 2017. Andrew established Serjeants in 1978 and worked tirelessly to expand the firm until his retirement in 1999. We owe Andrew a huge debt of gratitude for all of his...

On 1 October 2017 the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 came into force. The Act simplifies this previously complex area of law which will hopefully encourage the owners of patents, trade marks and designs to enforce their rights. An ‘unjustified threat’ is made when someone...