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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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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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