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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...

Protecting your intellectual property isn’t just for big businesses – it can add value to any business, providing you apply for the correct type of protection. In this brief guide to IP, Serjeants explains the different types of IP protection, the business benefits and how...

We always warn clients to beware of scammers, who find out details of new trade mark applications and use them to send fake invoices for trade mark fees.  We recently found ourselves on the receiving end of this type of scam! Serjeants filed an EU trade...

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...

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...