Patents, Trade Marks, Designs, Copyrights, IP Solicitors, Appeals and Oppositions, Due Diligence and Strategy.

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 2018
January 2018

GIPC 2018

Martyn Fish and Andy Camenisch are speaking at the 2018 Global Intellectual Property Convention (GIPC) in Bangalor, India in January.

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November 2017
November 2017

Tunisia (TN) to recognise European Patents as National Patents

From 1 December 2017, at the applicant's request, it will be possible to designate Tunisia as a “validation state” in European patent applications.

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November 2017

Asian Patent Attorneys Association 2017 (APAA)

HGF's Chief Executive Paul Sanderson along with Partner Dr Richard Jenkins will be attending this year's APAA which will be held in New Zealand from 4 - 7 November 2017.

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November 2017

Chambers UK - 2018 Rankings

HGF have been ranked Band 1 for Yorkshire, Band 2 for North West and Band 2 for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. The firm has also been ranked for National Leaders outside of London.

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November 2017

Game over for copyrighting TV formats?

Although a claim for copyright infringement relating to the alleged copying of a TV game show idea failed, the Court held that a TV format could be protected by copyright in other cases.

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November 2017

10 Attorneys listed as Leading Individuals in WTR 1000 2018

HGF are delighted to have 10 attorneys listed as leading trademark individuals in the WTR 1000 2018 – the worlds leading trademark professionals research directory by World Trade Mark Review.

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October 2017
October 2017

“Will the real Eminem song please stand up”

Sound-alike recordings are used to imitate the sound of a popular piece of music, an artist sound or genre style.

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October 2017

Get a taste of IP and grow your food and drink business

If you have a business operating in the food and drink sector, or are thinking of starting one, this free half-day event is for you.

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October 2017

HGF Birmingham go straight in at Tier 2 in The Legal 500

The HGF Birmingham office have been ranked for the first time in the West Midlands and have immediately been positioned at Tier 2 in The Legal 500, with Marie McMorrow (Partner and IP Solicitor) listed as a leading individual and Tom Nener (Legal Director and IP Solicitor) listed as a next…

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October 2017

Use of Images of Registered Community Designs – Nintendo v BigBen

The CJEU has ruled (Nintendo Co. Ltd v BigBen Interactive GmbH, BigBen Interactive SA, C‑24/16 and C‑25/16)that third parties may use images of goods protected by registered community designs for certain specific commercial purposes, delivering a setback to design rights owners. In this ca…

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October 2017

Changes to IP Law from 1 October 2017

On 1 October 2017 a number of reforms to IP law came into force.

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