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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

2014 BioCap Conference

BioCap is the only specialist life science investment and showcase conference in the North of England and is aimed at highlighting the wealth of life science investment opportunities.

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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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August 2014
August 2014

UKIPO Succeeds in Passing Off Claim Concerning “Unofficial” Renewal Notices

UKIPO Succeeds in Passing Off Claim Concerning “Unofficial” Renewal Notices

In May this year, the UKIPO took legal action for passing off against the persons behind the companies trading as “Patent and Trade Mark Office” and “Patent and Trade Mar…

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August 2014

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Exclusivity Periods for Biologics

The US Food and Drug Administration “the FDA” has issued draft guidance on exclusivity periods for Biological Products. The guidance is intended to assist sponsors who are developing biological products as well as sponsors of biologics license applications and represents another step towa…

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August 2014

USPTO’s Application of ‘Alice v CLS Bank’

USPTO’s Application of ‘Alice v CLS Bank’

This Monday the USPTO’s guest blogger was USPTO Commissioner for Patents, Peggy Focarin. The post talks about how the USPTO is implementing the US Supreme Court decision…

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August 2014

IP for Retailers – Training Programme

HGF have produced a suite of retail-related IP training modules aimed at in-house legal retail teams

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