Our London office is located in the City of London, the financial centre of the UK and Europe. This office services clients across the entire South East of England, as well as our international client base.
Within the full-service London office, our patent and trade mark attorneys work alongside the IP solicitors of HGF Law to provide co-ordinated advice across a complete range of technical and commercial fields including branding, life sciences, chemistry, electronics, software and engineering. Our proximity to the developing “Tech City” and London’s world-class universities and medical research institutions puts us at the heart of the innovation economy.
Our team in London is also actively involved in the development of innovative legal solutions, working as leading members of organisations such as The International IP Strategists Association (INTIPSA), The Intellectual Property Lawyers Organisation (TIPLO) and The Competition Law Association (CLA).
HGF London supports a wide range of businesses in the capital, providing a full-service IP practice which encompasses trade marks, law, engineering, electronics, chemistry, life sciences, bio sciences, pharmaceuticals and software.
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Hsu Min Chung Partner
Hsu Min specialises in patents in the fields of chemistry, material science and pharmaceuticals. Her experience includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a wide range of technologies, including those relating to pharmaceuticals, catalytic processes, household products, electrochemistry, petrochemicals, osmosis, medical devices and polymers.
Dr Claire Irvine Partner
Claire’s practice lies principally in the life sciences field. She has special expertise in all aspects of biotechnology patenting, including gene-related and immunology-related inventions. Her experience includes handling high-profile patent applications in the fields of genetic diagnostics and synthetic biology, which have been the subject of considerable interest and comment beyond patent professionals.
Stephanie Loeffler-Reading Partner
Stephanie has extensive experience in all areas of trade mark selection, protection and enforcement, particularly the brand naming process and worldwide clearance searches and strategies, due diligence, and strategic portfolio management. She has worked with clients covering a broad range of sectors including automotive, property development, the financial services industry, veterinary and pharmaceuticals, healthcare and media.
Paul Sanderson Chief Executive and Partner
Paul has been the Chief Executive of HGF and HGF Law since 2004. He is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales having specialised in intellectual property law since 1991. He advises clients (in particular US, European, Indian and Asian clients) on the strategic aspects of intellectual property ownership in the UK with a particular focus on complex national and multinational patent and trade mark litigation, and the protection of trade secrets, designs and copyright.
Geoffrey Smith Partner
Geoff provides specialist advice regarding the registration, management and protection of intellectual property rights and, in particular, trade marks and designs. He is a highly experienced practitioner before the UK and EU Trade Mark / Design Registries and provides strategic advice regarding international IP protection strategies.
Michael Varvill Partner
Michael is a brand management specialist, providing services to brand owners ranging from trade mark and design registration to the negotiation of commercial agreements. He also has a substantial litigation practice and has had cases reported in all areas of intellectual property law.
Rachel Fetches Partner
Rachel is an intellectual property litigation partner at HGF and has worked with clients across a broad range of sectors including, life sciences, chemicals, food and beverage, aviation, media and telecommunications industries. Rachel joined the HGF London office in August 2015.