Author: Dean Lacey

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...

Serjeants is delighted to be exhibiting at the LATi 2016 Showcase to be held at the Sir Denis Rooke Building in Loughborough University Science Park on Monday, 24th October. The LATi 2016 showcase celebrates 20 years since the tech networking group was founded. The theme of...

As part of our regional expansion, Serjeants is pleased to announce the opening of our brand new office at Derby’s Infinity Park. Serjeants have been based in Leicester for almost forty years, and have a second office in Lincoln, but it was Derby that we identified...

We now provide some initial commentary and guidance on the effects that the UK's decision to leave the EU (so-called "Brexit") might have on existing intellectual property (IP) rights, particularly EU trade mark and design registrations that will be impacted directly by the UK's decision...

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) has today released the following statement in response to the decision by the UK to leave the EU. We will issue further guidance and comment in the coming days. But meanwhile, we wish to emphasise that it’s “business...

On 23 March 2016 a new Regulation will come into force that makes many changes to the Community Trade Mark (CTM) system. The main changes that CTM owners, and those looking to apply for a CTM, need to know are:- • The CTM will be renamed...

Yesterday the UK Supreme Court decided (here) that a range of animal-themed ride-on suitcases (the Kiddee Case) do not infringe a Community Design Registration for the well-known Trunki suitcase. This decision was made despite the Kiddee Case being conceptually very similar to the Trunki and...