Author: Dean Lacey

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...

Following a recent trip to the Far East, Serjeants’ patent and trade mark attorney, Tim Cadman, reports on the intellectual property situation in China and explains the importance of protecting your IP rights: China is an increasingly important country for businesses and inventors to protect their...

Congratulations to Serjeants’ client, Jackloc, which has been recognised with the most prestigious award in UK business, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. Jackloc are the creators of the original, award-winning universal window and door cable restrictor, which is designed to improve safety for health...

As part of our continued expansion, Serjeants is delighted to welcome Rachel Oldfield to the team, who joins us as a paralegal. Rachel will be supporting clients with patent formalities, providing assistance with filing patents, both nationally and internationally, as well as with cost estimates, legal...

Developed by Loughborough University’s Control Systems Research Group, Repoint is a revolutionary new railway track switch that could help support increased levels of day-to-day rail traffic across our networks and significantly reduce rail service disruption caused by points failures. Now, with the backing of a consortium...

Serjeants is looking forward to exhibiting at this year’s Venturefest East Midlands event on 22nd March at Derby Arena. Venturefest East Midlands brings together small and medium sized businesses from around the region to help them develop and grow through innovation. The event also attracts investors...

As part of our regional expansion, Serjeants is pleased to welcome trade mark attorney, Leanne Hall, to our growing team. Leanne joins Serjeants as an associate from Rolls Royce plc where she was part of their in-house trade mark team. At Serjeants, Leanne will be advising...

Serjeants' Senior Associate, Tim Cadman, comments on the IP issues surrounding the new shape of the Toblerone chocolate bar in an article published in World IP Review (WIPR): Toblerone may need new IP strategy after weight loss....

Serjeants is pleased to announce our support of Marketing Derby by joining as Bondholders. Marketing Derby promotes the city in order to attract and support inward investment. They offer a confidential, free of charge service to businesses looking to locate or invest in Derby. The organisation...