Legal Notices & Documents - HGF Europe LLP

1. General

Information under the Provision of Services Regulations 2009 

Business Name: HGF Europe LLP

Legal Status: HGF Europe LLP is a limited liability partnership incorporated in England (No. OC425986).

Registered Office:

1 City Walk , Leeds, LS11 9DX, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 113 233 0100

Fax: +44 (0) 113 233 0101

Contact details in Germany:

Neumarkter Str. 18, 81673 Munich

Telephone: +49 89 1 259 9600

Email: munich@hgf.com

VAT: Our UK VAT registration number is GB (awaited)

Members: A list of members of the LLP is displayed at our registered office.  Further information on our people and their professional qualifications can be found here.

2. Regulation

HGF Europe LLP is regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPREG). Details of the professional rules for registered patent and trade mark attorneys are on IPREG's website:www.ipreg.org.uk/information/code_conduct.php.

Our European patent attorneys are regulated by the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi). Details of their professional rules can be found on the epi's website. The epi Code of Conduct is here and its Regulation on Discipline is here.

Our German attorneys are registered at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office,  and are members of the Patentanwaltskammer (German Patent Attorneys Association).  Our German patent attorneys are further subject to the professional rules stipulated by the German Patent Attorney Code (Patentanwaltsordnung) and the Professional Code of Conduct for Patent Attorneys (Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte), as well as the FICPI (Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle) Code of Professional Conduct.

3. Terms of Business

A copy of our Terms of Business is available here.

Where a client instructs HGF Europe LLP to perform services on its behalf, those services will be provided under these Terms of Business, subject to any agreement or variation in writing between us and our client

4. Terms of Instruction

Where we instruct a third party supplier to provide professional services on behalf of a client of HGF Europe LLP, the Terms of Instruction available here shall apply to the relationship, subject to any agreement or variation in writing between us and our supplier.

Where we instruct a third party supplier to provide support services to HGF Europe LLP, the Terms of Instruction available here shall apply to the relationship, subject to any agreement or variation in writing between us and our supplier.

5. Complaints

We strive to meet our clients' expectations, but inevitably we will not always achieve that and we have a Complaints Policy, and associated procedure, for dealing with any complaints that a client may have. Our policy can be found here.

Clients dissatisfied with the way in which we deal with complaints can also contact the Legal Ombudsman whose website is at www.legalombudsman.org.uk. His address is PO Box 15870, Tamworth B77 9LE T: 0300 555 0333 or for oversees clients: T: +44 121 245 3050

6. Professional Liability Insurance

HGF Europe LLP has insurance that extends to acts and omissions wherever they occur in the world. Our limit of liability is commensurate with a firm of our standing. Further details are available on request. Our insurer is Pamia Limited, whose address is 90 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4ST. A link to their website is here.

7. Privacy Policy & Website Terms of Use 

Our Privacy Policy, can be found here.  The terms governing use of our website can be found here.

8. Cookie Information

Our Cookie Policy, can be found here. 

9. Bribery and Corruption

HGF Europe LLP has a zero-tolerance policy towards bribery and corruption, both within HGF and with respect to our clients and suppliers. Our policy is here. 

10. Modern Slavery

HGF Europe LLP has a zero-tolerance policy towards the issue of modern slavery and trafficking of people, both within HGF and with respect to our clients and suppliers. Our policy is here. 

Our annual statement of our actions to minimise the risk of exploitation of people occurring within the HGF Group of companies or our supply chain is here.  

11. Whistle Blowing

To ensure that our people are not afraid to expose any wrong-doing that might occur within the HGF Group of companies, we have a policy to handle that issue, which can be found here.

General Disclaimer

The materials provided on this website are for general information purposes only and are not legal advice. HGF Europe LLP does not accept any liability for any loss or harm arising from your reliance on this general information. You must seek appropriate advice from your own lawyers and other advisers.