Built on a foundation of great minds and experts
At HGF, we hire the best minds and make them better through strong training, communication and collaboration.
Without this firm focus on the individual strengths of our people, we would not be able to deliver successful solutions to clients from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds. HGF's people are not defined by their location; our network of lawyers, attorneys and patent specialists can integrate into any organisation's outlook, and this true flexibility has allowed us to grow to compete on a global scale.
Our experts, bolstered by our formalities and renewals teams, are always on hand to ensure clients can always access support and advice when they need it. To learn more about each team member's individual strengths in the intellectual property industry, click on any of the profiles below.
The term 'Partner' denotes a Shareholder in HGF Limited and/or member of HGF Law LLP, as the case may be.
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Jason Lumber Chairman
Jason’s practice includes worldwide trade mark and brand clearance searching and advice, brand protection and registration, anti-counterfeiting advice and support, UK enforcement and litigation support, IP acquisition, disposal, exploitation and licensing, together with brand protection strategy advice.
Mark Lunt Standards and Regulatory Director and Partner
Mark’s current fields of technology include oil industry drilling and process apparatus, automotive products, plastics pipes, medical devices, power/hand tools, electric motors, gear trains and infants' requisites - all generally mechanical in nature, but not without the chemical, metallurgical or electrical elements.
Dr Bal Matharu Partner
Bal specialises in the pharmaceutical field and has considerable experience in securing patent rights, conducting IP due diligence evaluations and providing advice in relation to freedom to operate queries. Bal also has extensive experience of co-ordinating multi-jurisdictional patent litigation across Europe. Bal joined the Manchester HGF office in October 2015.
Rigel Moss McGrath Partner
Rigel is a Chartered Trade Mark attorney and provides specialist advice concerning brand selection and portfolio management to clients in the fashion/sportswear, homeware, food and beverage, industrial goods, pharmaceutical and charities.
Dr Chris Moore Partner
Chris's practice covers engineering and chemistry fields, with specialisations in aerospace and automotive technologies, green technology, medical devices, plastic electronics (PVs, OLEDs), ceramics, polymers, CVD and plasma deposition, fuel cells and analytical chemistry/instrumentation.
Jan Robert Naefe Partner
Jan’s practice involves the fields of materials science and basic industry (metallurgy, metal processing, ceramics, refractory, glass, building materials, plastics processing, industrial furnace design), also the technical sector in general, plus inorganic chemistry. He also has extensive dealings in opposition, nullity and litigation. Jan also provides comprehensive skills in the field of trademark and especially design law.
David Potter Partner
David advises his clients on the protection and management of their trade mark portfolios, encompassing all aspects of trade mark protection from clearance searches, prosecution and registering of trade marks, to advising on infringement enforcement issues.