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HGF offers everything you would expect of a world-class intellectual property firm, including patent and trade mark acquisition as well as appeals and oppositions to protect your creative work.

We also focus on providing a bespoke service tailored to your industry, to ensure you really get the most out of your big ideas. Our teams are dedicated to providing professional, expert advice and support every step of the way.

The latest news and cutting edge commentary from across the group

October 2014
October 2014

IP in Retail 2014

HGF are holding a conference in Leeds on the key issues which are pre-occupying retailers – particularly their in-house counsel in 2014.

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September 2014
September 2014

IP in Retail 2014

HGF are holding a conference in London on the key issues which are pre-occupying retailers – particularly their in-house counsel in 2014.

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September 2014

Northern Star Business Awards 2014

HGF's Aberdeen office led by Craig Watson are attending the Northern Star Business Awards to be held at the AECC on 25 September 2014.

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September 2014

MARQUES – Annual Conference 2014

The 28th MARQUES Annual Conference 2014 is a conference dedicated to brand ownership issues including selection, promotion, protection and enforcement of trademarks. The latest developments are addressed by lawyers, new media and marketing experts and represen…

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September 2014

Cancer Drug Discovery & Preclinical Development

ACI’s Cancer Drug Discovery & Preclinical Development conference takes place in London, UK on 17th & 18th September 2014. Mike Nelson, Partner of HGF Leeds will be speaking at this keynote event.

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September 2014

AIPPI 2014 Toronto World Intellectual Property Congress

Partner, Dr Gary Wilson and Patent Director Iain Armstrong of HGF's Glasgow and Manchester offices will be attending the AIPPI World Intellectual Property Congress to be held in Toronto on 14-17th September 2014.

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September 2014

Biomarker Utilisation & Commercialism

Dr Richard Williams, Partner of HGF's London office will be speaking at the ACI Biomarker Utilisation and Commercialism conference on 10th-11th September 2014 in London.

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July 2014
July 2014

ITMA Trade Mark Figures Update

The HGF trade mark practice has continued to grow over the past year as evidenced by recent trade mark filing figures published by the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (‘ITMA’) and is now one of the largest trade mark practices in the United Kingdom and across the whole of the European Un…

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July 2014

Considerations in Light of New Patent Laws in New Zealand

The New Zealand Patents Act 2013 will commence fully on 13 September 2014 the following Client alert discusses the changes and reviews any actions you might wish to take in light of the changes.

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July 2014

A Closer Look at the IP Act 2014

A Closer Look at the IP Act 2014

The Intellectual Property Act received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014. Following on from our previous posts on the subject, our HGF Law Partners Martyn Fish and Antony Go…

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July 2014

No Genuine Demand: UKIPO Fast Track Examination of Trade Marks will not be re-introduced

No Genuine Demand: UKIPO Fast Track Examination of Trade Marks will not be re-introduced

The UKIPO has published its Response document: Fast track examination of trade marks. It indicates the government’s intention not to reintroduce this service, based on …

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July 2014

UKSPA 30th Anniversary Summit

Since 1984, UKSPA has encouraged the development of Science Parks, Innovation Centres, Innovation-led Incubators and other supportive environments across a wide range of technology and knowledge sectors.

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July 2014

A Retail Store Layout May be Registered as a Trade Mark

The CJEU has confirmed the representation of the layout of a retail store, such as an ‘Apple’ flagship store may, subject to certain conditions, be registered as a trade mark; provided the representation is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of ot…

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July 2014

Changes to UK Design Law and the Intellectual Property Act 2014

Changes to UK Design Law and the Intellectual Property Act 2014

The Intellectual Property Act received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014. The Act includes measures that will help clarify and modernise the Intellectual Property framework …

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July 2014

Cycle of Care: Medical Futures Symposium

Business people from across the globe will witness the strength of Sheffield City Region’s medical technology sector first-hand when the International Business Festival comes to the region as part of the Tour de France Grand Dèpart.

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July 2014

Latest on the Spanish Challenge to the Unitary Patent for Europe

Latest on the Spanish Challenge to the Unitary Patent for Europe

The case Spain v Parliament and Council, challenging the validity of the proposed unitary patent regime, was heard on 1 July 2014. As previously reported, this challenge…

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July 2014

A SHOCKING PINK AFFAIR - “Global Pink War” continues

A SHOCKING PINK AFFAIR - “Global Pink War” continues

A SHOCKING PINK AFFAIR - “Global Pink War” continues as Thomas Pink and Victoria’s Secret reunite in UK court room.

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