Important Changes -
early 2008 it became advantageous for the longterm
interests of clients of J.D. Hardie & Co. to be considered.
It was felt that for a number of reasons the patent
side of the practice was likely to have no, or negative,
growth in comparison with that of the trade mark side.
Ongoing events on the global financial scene have amply
confirmed that prognosis.
Antique legislative restrictions dated 1953 and still
continuing 50 years later have severely impeded the
growth of the patent practice and it has been decided
to unshackle the trade mark side of the practice for
the benefit of the trade mark personnel working in
it and for clients.
J.D. Hardie & Co. will no
longer accept instructions for new trade mark filings
as from February 2009.