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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

November 2018
November 2018

Asian Patent Attorneys Association 2018 (APAA)

HGF's Chief Executive Paul Sanderson, along with HGF Partners Dr Richard Jenkins and Dr Gary Wilson, will be attending this year's APAA being held in New Delhi from 17 - 21 November 2018.

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October 2018
October 2018

Aspirational cosmetic surgery advertising shown during Love Island 2018 gets pied by the ASA

Following receipt of 17 complaints the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has today banned advertisements shown during ITV 2’s Love Island for breast enhancements, on the basis that they were considered to be exploitative of young women’s insecurities.

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October 2018

Life Science Patent Network North America

HGF Patent Diector Dr Laurence Gainey will be hosting a round table discussion at the Life Science Patent Network North America in San Francisco on the 16th October 2018.

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October 2018

Argos Limited v Argos Systems Inc (09/10/2018)

This was an unsuccessful appeal by the UK consumer goods retailer, Argos Limited (“AUL”) following the rejection of its claim for trade mark infringement and passing off in 2017.

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October 2018

Strong not skinny? ASA ban Nasty Gal advert over underweight modelvvv

22 complaints were received by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) from viewers who described adverts by online fashion retailer Nasty Gal as “socially irresponsible”.

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October 2018

The #ad debate resolved? ASA announce new Guidelines for Influencers

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have come together and created “An Influencer’s Guide to making clear that ads are ads".

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October 2018

The Enlighten Conference 2018

HGF Partner, Matthew Cassie, will be speaking at this year's Enlighten Conference being held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from 10th -11th October 2018.

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October 2018

MIP IP Rising Stars 2018/19

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP Rising Stars 2018/19 guide has been published. HGF are delighted to have 6 attorneys listed.

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September 2018
September 2018

EU Trade Marks And Designs In The Event Of “No Deal” Between The EU And The UK

The UK Government has announced how it plans to treat European Union (EU) trade mark and design rights in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal covering their future relationship.

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September 2018

AIPPI World Congress 2018

This year the AIPPI will be held in Cancun from the 23rd - 26th September 2018.

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September 2018

BA Data Breach

This morning news has started to come out providing details of one of the first significant data breach to be reported under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) since its coming in to force in May this year.

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