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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

Oxford Bacteriophage Conference 2017

HGF Partner Craig Thomson will be Co-presenting "Creating Impact: The challenges and opportunities of commercialisation in the field of bacteriophage research" alongside Professor Martha RJ Clokie.

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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

UK presses on with ratification of the UPC Agreement

The UK is pressing on with legislation that is required for the ratification of the UPC Agreement by the UK; secondary legislation in the form of an Order on Privileges and Immunities for the Unified Patent Court were laid in Parliament under the International Organisations Act 1968 today …

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June 2017

IEEE/MTS OCEANS Conference 2017

HGF Trainee Patent Attorney Faye Campbell is attending the IEEE/MTS OCEANS conference at Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre which takes place 19-22nd June 2017 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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June 2017

Retail Week General Counsel 2017

Tom Nener will be hosting a roundtable at Retail Week General Counsel on "Advertising and driving sales within the law".

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June 2017

December 2017 target start date for UPC will not be achieved

The UPC Preparatory Committee has announced that the timetable for opening the UPC (and the associated start date for unitary patents) is to be revised.

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June 2017

IAM Patent 1000

The IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2017 guide has now been published. The sixth edition of IAM's market-leading guide identifies and profiles leading patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions. HGF are one of only 4 firms in the UK with 9 or…

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June 2017

PAT-TECH EXCHANGE 2017

HGF Partner Lucy Johnson will be presenting "UPC/UP: Getting down to business" at this year's Pat-Tech exchange which takes place 6 - 7th June 2017 in Dublin.

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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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May 2017
May 2017

IACC 2017 Annual Spring Conference

HGF Partner Marie McMorrow and Legal Director Tom Nener are attending this year's IACC Conference being held at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona from 17th - 19th May 2017.

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May 2017

INTA 39th Annual Meeting 2017

HGF will be taking its largest team of attorneys to INTA's 39th Annual Meeting, which takes place 20th-24th May 2017 in Barcelona, Spain

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May 2017

The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017

The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017. This creates the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 which is expected to come in to force in October 2017.

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May 2017
May 2017

Private Prosecutions – a viable line of attack against counterfeiters

In the commercial world producers of quality goods rely upon exclusivity and their reputation within the marketplace. The preservation of their products’ reputation being integral to long term commercial success.

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May 2017

HGF announces 5 new Partners

HGF is delighted to announce that from the 1st of May 2017 Richard Wylie, Andy Camenisch, Jason Lessard, Douglas Drysdale and Dr Bal Matharu have been promoted to Partner, increasing the Partner group to 51 Partners.

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