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Peter Finnie is an Elevator for Pitch@Palace 6.0 finalist Codec

Peter Finnie, Managing Partner of GJE, is supporting Codec, a start-up engaged in cutting-edge marketing tech, as it seeks to win Pitch@Palace 6.0. Peter, who is passionate about innovation, was chosen as a Pitch@Palace Elevator for his experience in working with numerous start-ups to help them secure intellectual property (IP)...

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GJE’s Brexit Update – The Return of the National UK Filing

It is now a few months since the UK voted for Brexit (i.e. to leave the European Union).  It had been hoped that by now we might have greater clarity about timings, in terms of both triggering Article 50 and thereby starting the whole process, and also when the ultimate...

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Dual Filing Service for UK and European Registered Designs

The result of the UK referendum on 23 June 2016 took the world by shock. However, in spite of all the headlines, the UK remains part of the European Union. There is still no official timetable for Brexit, but it is anticipated that the UK government will initiate the formal...

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Sir Fraser Stoddart wins 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Sir Fraser Stoddart, inventor for GJE clients Northwestern University and Cycladex Inc., has been jointly awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Bernard Feringa for their work on “the design and synthesis of molecular machines”. Cycladex Inc. was co-founded by Sir Fraser Stoddart with Roger Pettman,...

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UK registered designs are getting much cheaper – and why this is important in the wake of the Trunki® decision and the Brexit vote

On 1 October 2016, the UKIPO will implement its new pricing system for registered designs as it looks to modernise the UK’s registered design system.  The new pricing system includes significant discounts for those filing applications with multiple designs.  Whereas previously, there was an official fee of £60 for the first...

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