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

June 2018
June 2018

IQPC Global IP Exchange UK

Dr Gareth Probert and Martyn Fish will be attending and speaking at The Global IP Exchange UK which is being held 26th-27th June in London.

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June 2018

IP Seminar in Basel on Repurposed Drugs - Is Robust Exclusivity Possible?

Is it still possible to reach commercial success with a repurposed drug? Mike Nelson and Marie-Louise Jardle from HGF will explore the options available for providing exclusivity for repurposed drugs and assess the strengths and weaknesses of so called “second…

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June 2018

Benelux Trade Mark congress

HGF Partner Pieter de Ruijter will be presenting 'Brexit and the (possible) consequences for EU trade marks and EU design right holders in practice' at the Benelux Trade Mark congress in Amsterdam on the 21st June 2018.

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June 2018

The Microbiome Movement – Drug Development Summit

Craig Thomson will be hosting a Microbiome IP Masterclass at the 3rd Annual Microbiome Drug Development Summit in Boston, June 2018.

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June 2018

IAM Patent 1000

The IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018 guide has now been published. HGF has 10 attorneys published within the Patent 1000. HGF are also listed as Recommended firm within the guide.

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June 2018

Website blocking orders and trade mark infringement

Internet service providers (“ISPs”) should not pay the costs of implementing website blocking orders in relation to trade mark infringements, the Supreme Court has ruled in Cartier International AG and others v British Telecommunications Plc and another [2018] UKSC 28.

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June 2018

International registration of industrial designs

From 13 June 2018, the UK officially joins the Hague Agreement for the international registration of designs. The Hague Agreement allows applicants to register a design in any one of the 67 contracting parties through a single application, covering up to 82 countries in total, without the…

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June 2018

2018 BIO International Convention

HGF are sending a team of Attorneys to the 2018 BIO International Convention, 4th - 7th June in Boston

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May 2018
May 2018

INTA 140th Annual Meeting 2018

HGF are sending a team of Attorneys to INTA's 140th Annual Meeting which takes place 19th-23rd May 2018 in Seattle, Washington.

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May 2018

MIP Stars 2018

Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS 2018 - The list of highly recommended IP professionals has now been published. The firm is delighted to have 13 IP Stars listed for 2018.

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May 2018

PraxisAuril 2018 Conference

The PraxisAuril Spring Conference 2018 is the premier gathering of knowledge exchange and technology transfer professional in the UK.

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May 2018

EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum 2018

HGF Partner Rachel Fetches and Legal Director Michelle Davies will be attending the EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum 2018 in Brussels 15th-17th May.

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May 2018

AG Opinion in the Truvada SPC case: are the issues specifically and precisely identifiable for the CJEU?

AG Wathelet has given his opinion on the “thorny issue” of the criteria for determining whether an active ingredient or combination of active ingredients of a medicinal product is “protected by a basic patent in force” within the meaning of the SPC Regulation (Article 3(a) of Regulation No…

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May 2018

HGF announces 2 new Partners

HGF Ltd is delighted to announce that from the 1st of May 2018, Kieran Killough and Dr Susan Keston have been promoted to Partner, increasing the Partner group to 53 Partners.

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May 2018

UK ratifies the Unified Patent Court Agreement

On World IP day last week, the UK Minister for Intellectual Property, Sam Gyimah MP, confirmed that the UK has ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA). The announcement from UKIPO can be read here. Simultaneously, the UK also deposited its formal instrument of ratification, m…

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April 2018
April 2018

Life Science Patent Network North America

HGF Patent Director Catherine Coombes will be hosting a round table discussion at the Life science Patent Network North America in Boston on the 26th April 2018.

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April 2018

Ledger tech to help solve IP problems – Raconteur report in The Times

As originally seen in ‘Ledger tech to help solve IP problems’ published by Raconteur media on Friday 20th April in The Times.

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April 2018

IPTA Annual Conference

Lee Curtis will be speaking at the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) Annual Conference in Melbourne between 18th and 21st April 2018.

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April 2018

Scoping Out Patents in the Microbiome Arena

HGF Partner Craig Thomson will be co-hosting a workshop with Mark Fitzgerald, David Resnick and Allan Cohen of Nixon Peabody LLP ‏at the 4th translational Microbiome conference in Boston 18-20th April 2018

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April 2018

HGF present at UC San Diego School of Medicine

HGF Partners, Craig Thomson and Lucy Johnson will be presenting a Masterclass in Developing an IP strategy for your business: a European Perspective at the Leichtag Biomedical Research Building, UC San Diego School of Medicine

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