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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

April 2020
April 2020

Patenting Computer-Implemented Healthcare Inventions in AI and Machine Learning

With recent advances in computer technology, AI and ML are increasingly being used in products and services for the healthcare industry. Statistics from the World Intellectual Property Organisation also show increasing numbers of AI related patent applications being filed in the Life and M…

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April 2020

COVID-19 and EPO deadlines

On 15 March 2020 the European Patent Office announced that in view of the disruptions arising from the COVID-19 outbreak, time limits expiring on or after that date were to be extended until 17 April 2020 under Rule 134(2) EPC.

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April 2020

EPO Fees – changes applying from April 2020

The EPO has announced the revised EPO Fees that will apply from 1 April 2020 in its Official Journal. The new amounts will apply to payments made on or after 1 April 2020.

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March 2020
March 2020

Coronavirus update - HGF offices

This page provides information on any HGF office closures that may happen as a result of Corona virus safety measures in Europe and the UK.

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March 2020

HGF wins Scottish “Firm of the Year” for Prosecution at the MIP Awards

We are delighted to announce that HGF won Scottish “Firm of the Year” in the Prosecution category.

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March 2020

The end of the UPC as we know it?

The German Federal Constitutional Court has issued a decision which ruled the German UPCA Ratification Law to be unconstitutional and void. However, the court dismissed the second set of arguments (violation of fundamental democratic rights and the principle of separation of powers) as in…

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March 2020

COVID-19 - CONTRACTUAL AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

With the increasing volume of cases and extensive media coverage, there is no doubt Covid-19 represents a significant risk to businesses across the globe. Businesses will inevitably be impacted and will need to plan to minimise and mitigate the risks Covid-19 poses to its business continu…

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March 2020

IP in Healthcare Conference 2020

HGF's sixth annual Healthcare Conference reviews the latest intellectual property issues in the pharmaceuticals, life sciences and medical devices sectors.

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February 2020
February 2020

WTR 1000 2020

World Trade Mark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2020 guide has now been published and HGF are proud to have 13 Attorneys listed.

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February 2020

Subsea Expo 2020

HGF Senior Patent Attorney Alastair Blake is attending and speaking at Subsea Expo 2020 on 12th February.

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