Welcome to Harrison Goddard Foote incorporating Grant Spencer
From the inception of ideas to the enforcement of Intellectual Property rights, HGF and HGF Law can provide the service and advice you need.
HGF is delighted to announce its merger with Grant Spencer Trade Mark Attorneys with effect from 12 March 2013.
Grant Spencer Caisley & Porteous as was, has for many years been one of the outstanding firms of trade mark attorneys in the UK and Europe, acting for the world’s leading brands and brand owners. Under Claire Hutchinson, who joins HGF as a partner from 1 May 2013, Grant Spencer has acquired a unique reputation for outstanding client service and market-leading technical expertise. HGF has world-class systems and procedures and massive strength in depth. The combination of the two businesses is great news for clients, providing the strongest possible business support in the UK and Europe for brand owners.
Together, HGF Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys and HGF Law form one of the fastest growing, full-service intellectual property firms in the UK. From launch with a single attorney in 1995, the firm now boasts more than 75 attorneys and solicitors in a total staff in excess of 180, making HGF one of the top five patent firms in the country. Growth has been secured organically and through a combination of acquisition and strategic lateral hires, from both private practice and in-house counsel.
The firm’s professional team is distributed through its nine UK offices in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield and York serving our national and international client base.
We provide the full range of services expected from a leading patent and trade mark firm, however it is our dynamic approach to oppositions and appeals, strategic portfolio development and acquisition due diligence that distinguishes HGF within the IP market place. The firm’s reputation has grown by providing clients with a combination of exceptional levels of service, commercial acumen and technical understanding.
The firm specialises in protecting and exploiting intellectual property for research institutions, such as universities, and businesses ranging from SMEs to multinationals. HGF also has a significant practice assisting overseas attorneys to protect and exploit their clients’ intellectual property rights in Europe. The firm’s business teams assist clients in the specialist areas of chemistry, electronics and software, engineering, life sciences, IP enforcement and exploitation, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals and trade marks.
If you would like to speak to one of our team about how HGF can help you maximise the value in your intellectual property please call our business development team on 0113 233 0100 or e-mail your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org