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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 2019
November 2019

IQPC Life Science IP 2019

HGF are sponsoring IQPC Life Science IP conference on 26-27 November in London with Partner Martyn Fish and Legal Director Michelle Davies attending and speaking.

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November 2019

Luxury Law New York Summit 2019

HGF is a sponsor at Luxury Law New York Summit 2019. Partners Alexander Hagen and Richard Wylie are attending the conference.

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November 2019

Management Forum: The Art of European Claim Drafting

HGF Partner Leythem Wall will be presenting “The Art of European Claim Drafting” at the Management Forum workshop on 7-8 November 2019 in London.

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November 2019

LES Benelux Licensing course 2019

HGF Partner Dr Achim Krebs will be teaching a LES Benelux course on technology licensing on 4th November in The Hague.

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October 2019
October 2019

IQPC IP World Summit 2019

HGF Partners Leythem Wall and Alexander Hagen will be attending IQPC IP World Summit in Amsterdam on 21-23 October.

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October 2019

Artificial Intelligence: Challenges for Intellectual Property Law

Lee Curtis will be speaking at a conference hosted by the ERA Academy of European Law in Brussels on 17th and 18th October 2019.

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October 2019

Seminar: Strategies and updates on patenting inventions relating to personalised medicine in Europe and the US

HGF is hosting a seminar in Basel on Thursday 17th October. Partner Dr Leena Contarino and Patent Director Laurence Gainey will consider strategies for patenting inventions in Europe and the US.

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October 2019

Clearing out the clutter – SkyKick may open up trade mark registers Across Europe

AG Tanchev has given his (long awaited) Opinion in the case of “Sky v SkyKick”, proposing that the CJEU should hold that a lack of clarity and precision are issues that must be examined by the competent trade mark offices when they are dealing with an application for registration of a mark…

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October 2019

Life Sciences Patent Network North America 2019

HGF Partner Ian Armstrong will be attending and speaking at LSPN North America 2019 on 16th October. The session will cover ‘CAR–T and other immunotherapies’.

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October 2019

Medilink UK Brexit Webinar (Intellectual Property)

HGF Patent Attorney Dr Frazer Bye is hosting Medilink UK webinar on the IP implications of Brexit on 14th October at 10am.

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October 2019

Does a design have to be disclosed first in the EU to benefit from Community Unregistered Design Right?

A case before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has raised this important question in a direct reference to the Court of Justice of European Union. Not only is an answer to this question of crucial importance to design protection in the EU in its widest sense, with the Brex…

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October 2019

IP Inclusive 'Flexible working - making it work for you and others'

IP Inclusive North of England are hosting an event on 8th October ‘Flexible working – making it work for you and others’.

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October 2019

IP Seminar: From Start up to Unicorn - the business impact on intellectual property

HGF is hosting a seminar on intellectual property in Birmingham on Tuesday 8th October during Birmingham Tech Week.

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September 2019
September 2019

The Vedanta Opposition: A healthy sign of a maturing industry

HGF Partners Craig Thomson and Rachel Fetches comment and analyse the “Vedanta Opposition” in Microbiome Times.

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September 2019

IP in Retail Conference 2019

HGF's seventh annual IP in Retail Conference will take place in Leeds and London this Autumn.

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September 2019

Reconsidering the liability of content sharing platforms for copyright infringement

Under the current European Union legal framework, YouTube is protected under ‘notice and take-down rules’ – ensuring that provided it acts expeditiously to remove infringing content upon being made aware this, it will not be liable for such infringements.

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September 2019

Women in Tech Dublin

HGF Patent Attorney Sarah McCrann will be speaking at Women in Tech Dublin, Thursday 12th September 2019.

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September 2019

U.S. Copyright Office Submits Opinion in Favour of Led Zeppelin in Copyright Infringement Dispute

On 8 November 1971, Led Zeppelin released what would become arguably the most well-known rock song of all time, ‘Stairway to Heaven’. However, in 2014, Michael Skidmore, trustee of ‘Randy Wolfe’ (aka Randy California), late guitarist with the band Spirit filed a claim alleging that Stairwa…

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