Author: Dean Lacey

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...

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...