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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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GJE Maintains its Leading Status in the Legal 500

Gill Jennings & Every has once again been recognised as a leading firm for patents and trade marks. The 2016 edition of The Legal 500 continues to recognise GJE’s position as a Tier 1 firm for patents and a Tier 2 firm for trade marks. Additionally, six of GJE’s partners have been...

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Patent Box: A Year in Review

On 14 September 2016 HMRC published a summary of the uptake statistics on the Patent Box for the financial year 2013-4, the first year of operation of the scheme. This shows that tax savings were claimed valued at £342.9 million. The figures are broken down by company size, using EU...

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GJE part of SuperBIO consortium to promote formation of new bio-based value chains

GJE’s Biotechnology team, together with nine other partner organisations, will manage SuperBIO – a new €3.8 million Horizon2020-funded project to establish new value chains and drive innovation in the EU industrial biotech sector. The SuperBIO project was established by a consortium of 10 pan-European organisations, including GJE, for the purpose...

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BREXIT – Impact on Design Registrations and UDR

On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (“Brexit”). The UK is expected to enter into a negotiation period during which the terms of withdrawal from the EU will be settled. The actual exit date is not yet known, but the existence of a two year...

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