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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 2014
November 2014

INTA 2014 Leadership Meeting

INTA's Leadership Meeting attracts more than 1,100 accomplished and dedicated INTA volunteers, leaders and decision makers, making it a perfect meeting to sponsor and reach an influential audience.

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November 2014

FICPI 15th Open Forum 2014

FICPI : The only international organisation that represents the interests of the IP attorney in private practice.

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November 2014

BioInfect 2014

BioInfect is a major 1-day conference, that will look at the critical issues relating to the development of new anti-infectives and the endemic problem of resistance.

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October 2014
October 2014

Testers wanted - UPC prototype e-filing/case management test system goes live

Testers wanted - UPC prototype e-filing/case management test system goes live

A prototype e-filing / case management system for the UPC is now available to test.

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October 2014

Watching your hashtags – how to be legally compliant in social media

Social media provides superb opportunities for brands to promote themselves and engage powerfully with customers and stakeholders in a direct, and meaningful way. However, as many well-publicised cases have shown, it also presents huge bear traps for the unwar…

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October 2014

PTMG 89th Annual Conference

PTMG organises two conferences on pharmaceutical trade marks and related subjects every year, one each in the Spring and Autumn.

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October 2014

AG Opinion on the Spanish Challenge to the UPC - Delayed until 18/11/2014

AG Opinion on the Spanish Challenge to the UPC - Delayed until 18/11/2014

The AG opinion on the Spanish Challenge to the UPC has been delayed until 18/11/2014.

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October 2014

IP in Retail 2014

HGF are holding a conference in Leeds on the key issues which are pre-occupying retailers – particularly their in-house counsel in 2014.

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October 2014

IP for Retailers – Training Programme

HGF are holding a conference in Leeds on the key issues which are pre-occupying retailers – particularly their in-house counsel in 2014.

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September 2014
September 2014

Luxury Packaging 2014 Conference

Luxury Packaging at Packaging Innovations London 2014 is an opportunity to source a wide range of services and solutions including; marketing, design, branding and materials.

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September 2014

2014 BioCap Conference

BioCap is the only specialist life science investment and showcase conference in the North of England and is aimed at highlighting the wealth of life science investment opportunities.

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September 2014

IP in Retail 2014

HGF are holding a conference in London on the key issues which are pre-occupying retailers – particularly their in-house counsel in 2014.

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September 2014

Northern Star Business Awards 2014

HGF's Aberdeen office led by Craig Watson are attending the Northern Star Business Awards to be held at the AECC on 25 September 2014.

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September 2014

Changes to UK IP Law from 1st October 2014

On 1st October 2014 a number of changes to IP law in the UK will come into force.

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September 2014

MARQUES – Annual Conference 2014

The 28th MARQUES Annual Conference 2014 is a conference dedicated to brand ownership issues including selection, promotion, protection and enforcement of trademarks. The latest developments are addressed by lawyers, new media and marketing experts and represen…

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September 2014

Unified Patent Court - New Expert panel and Updated Road Map

Unified Patent Court - New Expert panel and Updated Road Map

The Unified Patent Court website has posted news this week of a new Expert Panel, and the latest update on the Preparatory Committee's Roadmap.

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September 2014

Cancer Drug Discovery & Preclinical Development

ACI’s Cancer Drug Discovery & Preclinical Development conference takes place in London, UK on 17th & 18th September 2014. Mike Nelson, Partner of HGF Leeds will be speaking at this keynote event.

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September 2014

Patents: displaying your rights using webmarking

Patents: displaying your rights using webmarking

Showing the world what patent protection you have for your products in the UK gets easier.

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September 2014

AIPPI 2014 Toronto World Intellectual Property Congress

Partner, Dr Gary Wilson and Patent Director Iain Armstrong of HGF's Glasgow and Manchester offices will be attending the AIPPI World Intellectual Property Congress to be held in Toronto on 14-17th September 2014.

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September 2014

What would Scottish Independence mean for IP?

What would Scottish Independence mean for IP?

On 18th September the people of Scotland will vote in a referendum to decide on whether to continue as part of the UK, or become an independent country. Questions on cur…

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September 2014

Biomarker Utilisation & Commercialism

Dr Richard Williams, Partner of HGF's London office will be speaking at the ACI Biomarker Utilisation and Commercialism conference on 10th-11th September 2014 in London.

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