Author: Dean Lacey

A final year product design and technology student from Loughborough University, and now a client of Serjeants, has received international coverage of his latest invention - an underwater jetpack. Archie O’Brien designed and developed a functional prototype of his underwater jetpack in just 12 months as...

Serjeants is celebrating 40 years in business and setting its sights on future growth. Founded in 1978 by the late Andrew Serjeant, our team of professionally qualified patent and trade mark attorneys works with a range of businesses from multi-nationals to SMEs, as well as with...

Serjeants’ expert trade mark attorneys recently triumphed at the specialist Intellectual Property Enterprise Court with a successful trade mark infringement claim that prevented a similar business to that of its client operating under an almost identical name. Whilst at first that seems like a straightforward case,...

We always warn clients to beware of scammers, who find out details of new trade mark applications and use them to send fake invoices for trade mark fees.  We recently found ourselves on the receiving end of this type of scam! Serjeants filed an EU trade...

In March this year Serjeants switched to a new case management system – Patrawin®. The new system has allowed us to move a step closer towards becoming a paperless office as well as enabled us to handle cases more efficiently. We hope our clients are...

2017 has been a notable year for high profile intellectual property disputes that have had a major impact on UK patent and trade mark registrations and infringements. Serjeants’ Tim Cadman highlights the key points from a few of the more significant cases that have taken place...

Poundland has been forced to redesign its new chocolate bar after legal action was taken against them by the makers of Toblerone for infringing their trade mark registrations. Serjeants’ Tim Cadman comments on the case. The Toblerone brand has been in the spotlight again following a...

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...