Agri-EPI Centre and GJE are delighted to announce a new partnership dedicated to supporting agri-tech companies to navigate intellectual property law.
Agri-tech companies are at the centre of transforming agriculture, spearheading innovations and inventions that will solve the many challenges facing the agri-food sector from labour shortages to animal welfare and improving crop yields.
For any agri-tech company, factoring intellectual property (IP) into a business plan is essential to protect the investment of both time and money into an agri-tech solution. With its many complexities and jargon, IP can be understandably intimidating for agri-tech innovators to get their head around.
As part of Agri-EPI Centre’s dedication to supporting agri-tech companies and incubating innovations to take them from idea to reality, we have established a new partnership with leading UK intellectual property firm Gill Jennings & Every LLP (GJE).
This partnership will enable Agri-EPI to connect agri-tech firms with the expert IP support they need, whatever the technical innovation, to identify and protect their IP and ensure they do not experience conflicts with third-party IP.
Graham Spenceley, a partner at GJE comments that “The importance of Agri-tech within agriculture is undeniable, with the challenge of feeding an ever-growing population driving Agri-tech innovation. Agri-EPI Centre is a pioneering Agri-tech enabler at the forefront of Agri-tech growth in the UK, supporting farmers and business owners to become more profitable and sustainable through innovation. We are therefore excited about our partnership with Agri-EPI Centre, which will allow us an opportunity to engage with its diverse membership and advise on its IP matters, and – as scientists and engineers at heart – we are looking forward to discussing new and exciting innovations that will likely shape the future of our food system and supply chains.”
Gill Jennings & Every LLP is recognised as one of the UK’s top 20 law firms to work for and was ranked first in the Financial Times’ “Europe’s Leading Patent Firms 2021”. GJE’s commitment to understanding their customers, what they want to ensure and how they work ensures GJE can give their customers the maximum value from IP.
GJE’s expert team work with a wide range of companies to help them identify and secure appropriate protection for products, processes and innovations in technical fields such as agri-tech, automotive, aeronautics, construction, electro-mechanical and oil and gas engineering.
By connecting agri-tech companies with GJE’s expertise, Agri-EPI Centre brings the expertise of GJE in patents, Freedom to Operate (FTO) matters, trademarks, design registration and more to agri-tech firms.
For any agri-tech firm launching a new business or seeking investment, GJE’s wide range of solutions help businesses protect their key asset: intellectual property.
Agri-EPI CEO, Dave Ross about the partnership says: “The importance of Intellectual Property rights cannot be overestimated. Patents, trade marks, designs are such valuable tools that can be employed to generate or protect a profit stream derived from agri-tech innovations, I urge all agri-tech and aqua-tech innovators to access this opportunity and speak with GJE’s experts and get the information to protect your IP and generate investment”
Find out more about GJE and Agri-EPI Centre’s collaboration and future IP clinics and support here.