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To reinforce our commitment to protecting our clients, Serjeants has received the Cyber Essentials accreditation to help guard against cyber attack. Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme that helps to protect organisations against a wide range of common cyber attacks. Vulnerability to simple cyber threats can...

In a recent Court of Appeal decision, two of the UK’s most prominent patent judges disagreed on whether the claims of a patent for a collapsible garden hose, sold by Emson under the trade mark ‘XHose’, was inventive or not. The team at Serjeants takes...

The UK is a major market for Prosecco, drinking over 97 million litres per year. With the sparkling wine being so recognisable in the UK, the fact that the trade mark application for "Nosecco" has been refused will perhaps come as little surprise to British...

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,...