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How to Protect your Designs post Brexit

  The UK’s transitional arrangement with the EU in the wake of its formal exit finally came to an end on 31st December 2020. Companies who have previously relied on registered and unregistered European Community designs to protect their products in the UK now find themselves having to adapt to...

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Partnership News

  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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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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