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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

September 2017
September 2017

IP in Retail Conference 2017

HGF's fifth IP in Retail conference looks at intellectual property issues affecting retailers in 2017.

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June 2017
June 2017

IP in Healthcare 2017 Conference

HGF's IP in Healthcare Conference 2017 will review the latest updates on intellectual property issues in the pharmaceuticals, life sciences and medical device sectors.

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March 2017
March 2017

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

Richard Williams will be attending the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco, 28-29th March.

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March 2017

Still confident the UPC could open in December 2017

Last week the UPC Preparatory Committee announced it was “confident” that the provisional application phase of the UPC could start at the end of May 2017. This timing would enable the Court to make necessary preparations before the planned entry into force in December 2017.

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March 2017

HGF Ltd Intellectual Property Specialists are proud to become Unit DX’s first Platinum Partner

HGF announce their Platinum Partnership with Unit DX, Bristol’s first independent science Incubator.

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March 2017

PTMG 94th Spring Conference

HGF Partners Stephanie Loeffler-Reading and Claire Hutchinson are both attending the PTMG 94th Spring Conference being held in Paris from 13th - 17th March 2017.

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March 2017

AUTM 2017 Annual Meeting

HGF Partner Iain Armstrong will be attending this year's AUTM Annual Meeting in Florida, Hollywood from 12th - 15th March 2017.

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March 2017

Patents Court Grants Arrow-style Declarations aimed at piercing secondary patent shields

Mr Justice Carr has granted an “Arrow” declaration in Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics Company Limited and Samsung Bioepsis UK Limited v AbbVie Biotechnology Limited [2017] EWHC 395 (Pat). Although Mr Justice Carr was keen to stress the unusual nature of this case, the grant of the declarat…

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March 2017

IQPC Global IP Exchange 2017

Matt Dixon and Dr Balvinder Matharu will be attending the 8th Global IP Exchange, which takes place 6th - 8th March in Berlin.

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March 2017

Hasbro attempting to register the smell of Play-Doh as a trademark

HGF's Lee Curtis comments on the recent attempt by Hasbro to register the smell of Play-Doh as a trademark

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