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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

June 2019
June 2019

Update on the CRISPR IP Saga and lessons to be learnt

This seminar will provide an overview of the CRISPR IP saga, discussion of considerations in relation to freedom-to-operate for use of the technology and an update on the lessons to be learnt from the IP issues which have inflicted major costs on those involve…

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June 2019

Autonomous Vehicles Expo

HGF Partner Dr Chris Benson will be presenting 'Autonomous Vehicle IP - Who will own the future?' at the Autonomous Vehicles Expo in Telford on the 27th June 2019.

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June 2019

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

HGF Partner Jason Lessard will be presenting 'Will industry 4.0 kill your competitive advantage?' at the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference in Milton Keynes on the 25th June 2019.

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June 2019

Technology Patent Network Europe

HGF Partner Matt Cassie will be Moderator for 'Best Practice for In-House IP Counsel: Invention Harvesting' panel discussion at the Technology Patent Network Europe in London on the 20th June 2019.

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June 2019

G3/19: A further Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal on Plants Produced by Essentially Biological Processes

In decision T1063/18, a EPO Technical Board of Appeal created controversy in ruling that the jurisprudence of the Enlarged Board of Appeal took precedence over Rule 28(2) of the EPC. The Board held that decisions G2/12 and G2/13 should be followed in preference to the rule, thus allowing c…

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June 2019

AIexa, ‘what’s the impact of AI on trademark law’

The rise of artificial intelligence is increasingly impacting the retail world and trade mark law, write Lee Curtis and Rachel Platts of HGF in Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.

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June 2019

IAM Patent 1000 2019

The IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2019 guide has now been published. HGF have 13 attorneys listed within the guide and is listed as a Recommended Firm.

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June 2019

2019 BIO International Convention

HGF are sending a team of Attorneys to the 2019 BIO International Convention which takes place 3rd - 6th June in Philadelphia.

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May 2019
May 2019

EU SPC waiver for generic pharmaceuticals producers

The awaited regulation which will introduce a “manufacturing waiver” for EU SPCs relating to medicinal products has been formally adopted by the EU Council and is expected to enter into force on 1 July 2019 (dependent on the date of publication of the Regulation in the EU’s Official Journa…

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May 2019

INTA 141st Annual Meeting 2019

A team of HGF Trade Mark Attorneys, Patent Attorneys and IP solicitors will be attending INTA's 141st Annual Meeting which takes place 18th - 22nd May 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts

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May 2019

Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine

HGF are delighted to have been appointed as the IP service provider for the Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine (sitem-insel).

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May 2019

Retaining Women In Law

HGF Solicitor Maherunesa Khandaker will be a panellist at the 'Retaining Women In Law' ChIPs event in London May 2, 2019.

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April 2019
April 2019

CITMA Lecture

HGF Senior Trade Mark Attorney Lauren Somers will be discussing one of the less publicised effects of the GDPR: the WHOIS blackout at the upcoming CITMA lunchtime lecture Tuesday 30th April 2019.

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April 2019

Life Science Patent Network North America

HGF Partner Dr Claire Irvine will be hosting a round table discussion at the Life Science Patent Network North America in Boston on the 25th April 2019.

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April 2019

Madonna Producer Succeeds in Royalty Appeal Against Warner Music

A New York appeals court has held that Shep Pettibone, the producer of Madonna’s 1990 hit “Vogue” is entitled to back royalties from Warner Music Group, following a dispute over an indemnity provision in an agreement.

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April 2019

European Council adopts digital single market copyright directive

The controversial Copyright Directive (2016/0280), which aims to modernise EU copyright rules ensuring development of a “robust and well-functioning digital single market” has been approved, backed by 19 countries at an EU Council Vote. Six countries voted against the Directive. The Direct…

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April 2019

Trump International loses High Court trade mark appeal

The High Court of Justice has upheld a UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) decision in relation to a trade mark for “TRUMP TV” filed in bad faith.

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April 2019

EPLIT's 6th Annual Meeting

HGF Partner Leythem Wall will be presenting and moderating a panel discussion at the European Patent Litigators Association's 6th Annual Meeting 4 and 5 April in Vienna.

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