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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

January 2021
January 2021

HGF IP in Healthcare Virtual Conference 2021

In 2021, HGF’s IP in Healthcare Conference will be delivered virtually through a series of webinars across January, February and March. The webinars will review the latest IP and related issues in the pharmaceuticals, life sciences and medical device sectors.

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January 2021

IAM webinar: Preparing for the IP due diligence checklist of the future for microbiome innovation

HGF Partner Craig Thomson and Legal Director Michelle Davies will be presenting a webinar 'Preparing for the IP due diligence checklist of the future for microbiome innovation' on Wednesday 27th January.

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January 2021

IQPC Global IP Exchange USA 2021

HGF is attending IQPC Global IP Exchange USA 2021 virtual event being held 26 – 27 January 2021.

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December 2020
December 2020

WIPR webinar: Brexit, trademarks and designs: the end of the beginning? Or just the beginning

WIPR webinar 'Brexit, trademarks and designs: the end of the beginning? Or just the beginning' will be hosted on Wednesday 16th December by HGF Partner Lee Curtis.

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December 2020

The ASA straightens out GHD

A recent ruling by the ASA, has again highlighted the need for brands to retain control and oversight when partnering with influencers, including ensuring that they are trained to recognise the need to ensure advertising posts are clearly labelled as such.

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December 2020

Alternative Dairy Conference 2020

HGF is sponsoring Alt Dairy Conference 2020 on 2nd December.

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December 2020

UPC – Progress on German ratification

The German Bundestag has approved the ratification bill on the Unified Patent Court Agreement.

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November 2020
November 2020

IAM Industry Review 2020

HGF is sponsoring IAM Industry Review 2020. The virtual event will take place from 30th November to 9th December.

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November 2020

UK Address for Service for Intellectual Property Rights from 1 January 2021

The UK Government response to call for views on Address for Service (AfS) has been published.

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November 2020

Patent filings reveal companies embracing microalgae for sustainable foods

This week, food giant Unilever announced a €1bn annual sales target for plant-based foods within the next 5-7 years, as part of its “Future Foods” program. This ambitious target is expected to be driven by sales under The Vegetarian Butcher brand, as well as vegan varieties of Ben & Jerry’…

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November 2020

Brexit Support Week: protecting intellectual property overseas

North East England Chamber of Commerce and HGF are hosting a webinar on Thursday 19th November at 11am (GMT).

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November 2020

Oral Proceedings before EPO Opposition Divisions – VC mandatory from January 2021 – will the Board of Appeal follow?

On 10 November 2020 the EPO announced further measures in relation to the Pilot Project to allow opposition hearings to be held by videoconference (VC). Initially, the pilot project was to finish by April 2021. By a Decision of the President, this has now been extended until September 2021…

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November 2020

Bionow Oncology Conference 2020

HGF is sponsoring Bionow Oncology Conference 2020.

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November 2020

OWNE 2020

HGF is exhibiting at the OWNE 2020 on 5th and 6th November.

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November 2020

1000 Companies to Inspire Britain

HGF are delighted to be identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020 report

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