GJE recommended in the 2016 IAM Patent 1000

GJE and partners Peter Arrowsmith, Peter Finnie, Lucy Samuels and Robert Skone James have been recommended in the 2016 edition of the IAM Patent 1000. The IAM Patent 1000 is a standalone publication that identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. Through an extensive research...

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‘Mass’ Lighting for the Developing World

When you have done the hard work of developing an innovative product, one of the greatest challenges you will face is in telling the world about it.  Fortunately for GJE client Deciwatt, help was at hand from an unexpected source in the form of the world’s most famous entrepreneur… In...

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Trunki® v Kiddee Case – how does the outcome affect your design rights?

Most of us first became aware of Magmatic Limited’s (Magmatic) Trunki® children’s suitcase when the creator Robert Law appeared on the BBC’s television programme Dragons’ Den. Although none of the Dragons invested, the Trunki case went on to be a success cornering the market in children’s suitcases. In 2013 Magmatic...

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Trade Marks in the EU are changing. Here’s what you need to know

On 15 December 2015, the European Parliament adopted a new European Trade Mark Directive and Regulation which will implement a number of reforms to a) national laws in the European Union and b) the Community Trade Mark (CTM) system. The aim of the reforms is to make trade mark systems...

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Are your community trade marks affected by the upcoming regulation changes?

On 23 March 2016 the updated Community Trade Mark (CTM) Regulation will come in to force. There are a number of changes in the new Regulation and they could lead to a reduction in the scope of protection of your CTMs. It is important to ensure that your CTMs have...

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