Author: Dean Lacey

Serjeants’ expert team of trade mark attorneys discuss the most recent developments in the case regarding the trade mark dispute between Tiger King stars Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin, highlighting the importance of having a registered trade mark. The dispute Avid viewers of the Netflix hit series...

Contrary to earlier decisions, the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the European Patent Office (EPO) has decided that plants or animals obtained via an ‘essentially biological process’ are no longer patentable. In this article, the expert team at Serjeants provides further details on the...

With the recent trade mark dispute between Hugo Boss, Boss Brewing and Joe Lycett hitting the headlines, the specialist patent and trade mark attorneys at Serjeants give an overview of the ongoing situation and provide guidance on what is meant by a ‘well-known’ trade mark. Background Last month,...

At Serjeants, we deal directly with the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), European Patent Office (EPO), and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on behalf of our clients. Here, we set out the support measures for IP applicants that each of these offices have...

Following the recent case of Shanks vs Unilever, Serjeants takes a closer look at the changes to the way in which an invention is considered to have provided an “outstanding benefit” to employers. Outstanding benefit Inventions made by an employee, either in the course of their employment...

Over the past few years gin has become the popular drink of choice. But coming up with a suitable name for a particular brand of gin has proven difficult for one company recently, who attempted to register ‘Vera Lynn’ as a trade mark for their...

Following a well-publicised case over Aldi selling a copycat Charlotte Tilbury product, Serjeants explains how the product was banned from sale despite Aldi not infringing any trade mark registrations. [caption id="attachment_896" align="alignright" width="250"] By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55257057[/caption] The Aldi business model Aldi’s business model involves the...