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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...

This question often arises so we've produced an information sheet which we hope might be useful. You can read it here: What's a good trade mark.   Don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to talk further about trade marks or any other forms of IP. ...

The Hague System provides a flexible way to register designs in selected member countries by filing a single international application. The application procedure and the renewal procedure are centralised but the cost depends on the number and on the identities of countries selected. The Hague System...