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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...

Update: 25 February 2020 Since posting our earlier blog (see below) on the issues surrounding the trade mark application for SUSSEX ROYAL, Her Majesty The Queen has refused to let the Duke and Duchess of Sussex use the word 'Royal' to promote their brand. As a...

With Brexit now upon us, the specialist patent and trade mark attorneys at Serjeants provide an update on how your intellectual property (IP) will be affected as the UK leaves the EU. Timing The United Kingdom will formally leave the European Union on 31 January 2020 but...