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  We are pleased to announce Sam Jones has joined the Partnership. Sam joined Gill Jennings & Every in 2017, having previously trained at another London firm of patent and trade mark attorneys. He has particular experience working with software and computer-implemented inventions, including AI and machine learning inventions, and...

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GJE recommended in the JUVE Patent UK Rankings 2021

  JUVE is a publisher based in Cologne, Germany. JUVE has been reporting on the UPC, the European Patent Office and developments at law firms and in-house departments for twenty years. In December 2018 they launched JUVE Patent, an extensive online platform with daily reporting on the European patent market....

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Alasdair MacQuarrie elected Chairman

Alasdair MacQuarrie, Partner and Head of Trade Marks, has recently been elected as Chairman of GJE. Alasdair will succeed Robert Skone James who is standing down after six years as Chairman of the firm and three years as Chairman of the firm’s managing committee. Robert said: “It has been a...

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Brexit Update 01/01/2021

The UK has now left the EU, following a transition period that ended on 31 December 2020. This means that EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) and Registered Community Designs (RCDs) no longer offer protection in the UK. Here we explore the mechanisms that are in place to protect these IP rights as well as the other headline Brexit issues. We continue...

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The European Patent Office Boards of Appeal to enforce new rules on hearing attendance.

The European Patent Office Boards of Appeal have announced that from 1 January 2021 they will be able to insist that parties attend an appeal hearing by video conference. At present, appeal hearings can be held by video conference rather than in person, but only if all parties agree. If...

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