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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

May 2015
May 2015

All Energy Exhibition and Conference 2015

All-Energy serves the whole of the renewable energy industry, and with 450+ exhibitors from 20 countries it's more far reaching than ever.

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May 2015

ECJ clears the way for the unitary patent

ECJ clears the way for the unitary patent

Yesterday the ECJ delivered two judgments which both dismissed Spain’s actions trying to annul the regulations forming part of the unitary patent.

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May 2015

INTA 2015 – 137th Annual Meeting

With the increasing importance of trademarks and brands to consumers, companies and the global economy, it is no surprise that the INTA Annual Meeting continues to grow. More than 9,500 trademark professionals from 150 countries have already registered for the…

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April 2015
April 2015

UKIPO IP Audits Plus 2015/16 - Grants to Assist SMEs Develop their IP Strategy

UKIPO IP Audits Plus 2015/16 - Grants to Assist SMEs Develop their IP Strategy

The UKIPO is now receiving applications for the 2015/16 IP Audits Plus scheme, which will run until March 2016.

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April 2015

European Trade Mark Reforms - Cost Savings for Applicants

After two years of inter-institutional discussions, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the EU Council have reached provisional political agreement on a European trade mark reform package.

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April 2015

Don’t Stop the Music

Every April 26 World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity.

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April 2015

IP Clinics

IP Clinics

HGF Aberdeen are pleased to announce their participation in the free local IP advice clinic service, organised by Aberdeen City Libraries.

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April 2015

FICPI World Congress 2015

The FICPI WORLD CONGRESS, organised by the FICPI - Federation International des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle will take place from 13th April to the 17th April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa.

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April 2015

BIO KOREA International Convention

BIO KOREA 2015, the 10th anniversary of leading Korean bio-industry's future will be held in Coex, Seoul on 8th-10th April 2015.

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April 2015

Retailing of services – new guidelines from UKIPO

The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has issued guidance (PAN 1/15) to confirm UK practice in respect of trade mark applications which seek to protect the retailing (or ‘bringing together’) of services as opposed to goods.

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April 2015

G2/12 and G3/12 – Patents and Plants

In July 2013, the EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) decided to consider the points of law in what have come to be known as the “Broccoli II” (G2/13 from T 83/05) and “Tomato II” cases (G2/12 from T1242/06).

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March 2015
March 2015

30th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference

The 30th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference provides cost effective value.

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March 2015

Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group 90th Conference

PTMG's 90th Conference which will be held in Venice on 23rd-24th March 2015.

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March 2015

UKIPO Toolkit on Intellectual Property for Universities

UKIPO Toolkit on Intellectual Property for Universities

The UK Intellectual Property Office has released a free of charge toolkit to help university students and academics understand IP and also to help universities and busine…

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March 2015

Unitary Patent Renewal Fees – Proposed Figures Revealed

Unitary Patent Renewal Fees – Proposed Figures Revealed

Ever since the prospect of a Unitary Patent for Europe became a reality, the subject of cost has been hotly debated.

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March 2015

IQPC Global IP Exchange

The 6th Global IP Exchange to be held in Munich is the largest collection yet of senior IP decision makers.

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March 2015

ITF Technology Showcase

The conference will open with two sequential plenary sessions that combine senior industry speakers with presentations on leading edge technology implementations and successful industry technology initiatives.

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March 2015

BioWales 2015

An international line-up of speakers and industry experts will deliver keynote addresses and lead the showcase presentations and discussions around supply chain opportunities and development.

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March 2015

EPO receives record number of patent filings – but what about the UK?

EPO receives record number of patent filings – but what about the UK?

The EPO has published its filing figures for 2014. “Patent filings at the EPO grew by 3.1% in 2014, hitting a new record high of over 274 000 (2013: 266 000).

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