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Young people are increasingly innovating, creating new brands and starting new businesses to help solve the problems of today, but the way in which these businesses and ideas are funded has changed significantly over recent years. In honour of World IP Day 2022, the team...

In this article, Serjeants' expert team of trade mark attorneys provides an overview of what makes a good trade mark, explaining the value they add to a brand or company, and highlighting why businesses should ensure that they have the relevant protection in place. What is...

The patent attorneys at Serjeants outline the latest decisions made by a number of different jurisdictions in regards to whether artificial intelligence (AI) can be an inventor, and explain what this may mean for the future of patent applications. AI as an inventor In a previous blog,...

Following a widely publicised dispute earlier this year over their caterpillar cakes, the battle rumbles on between Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Aldi – only this time over the design of a light up gin bottle. In this article, the team at Serjeants shares an...

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate to join our growing team as a trainee trade mark attorney. The role The successful candidate will learn all aspects of filing and prosecuting on trade mark cases while training. They will also have the opportunity to liaise with...

Within days of her winning the US open, someone had filed to protect the trade mark “Emma Raducanu” at the UKIPO for goods in classes 3, 16 and 25 covering toiletries, paper products and clothing. This has now been withdrawn, presumably because it had nothing...