Legal Notices & Documents - HGF Limited

Legal Notices & Documents

1. General

Information under the Provision of Services Regulations 2009

Business Name: HGF Limited

Legal Status: HGF Limited is a limited company incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 in England and Wales.

Contact details and Registered Office:

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

Telephone: +44 (0) 113 233 0100

Fax: +44 (0) 113 233 0101

Email: enquiries@hgf.com

VAT: our UK VAT registration number is GB 189 0834 69.

Owners: A list of the Shareholders (partners) of HGF Limited is posted in the entrance of each office including the office in Leeds identified above.

Further information on our people and their professional qualifications can be found here.

2. Affiliates

HGF Limited owns affiliated companies that serve clients in offices outside of the United Kingdom, as follows:

  1. HGF BV, a Dutch company (registration number 63864606) situated at Zuid-Hollandlaan 72596 AL The Hague, and Gedempt Hamerkanaal 147,1021 KP, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and whose staff include registered Dutch and European patent and trade mark attorneys;
  2. HGF GmbH, a Swiss company (registration number CH-270.4.005.198-8) situated at OBC Suisse AGBasel-City Aeschenvorstadt 71CH - 4051 Basel, whose staff include registered European patent attorneys.
  3. HGF IP Limited, an Irish company (registration number 622725, whose registered address is Trinity House, Charleston Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6) and situated at The Leeson Enterprise Centre, Altamont Street, Westport, Co. Mayo, F28 ET85, Ireland, whose staff include registered European patent attorneys, and Irish patent and trade mark agents (Directors of HGF IP Limited are: Paul Sanderson, Jason Lumber, Craig Thomson and Lee Curtis, who are all British citizens). 

References on this website to HGF in the context of our overseas operations are references to the respective company in that location in question. 

3. Regulation 

HGF Limited 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.

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.

4. Terms of Business

A copy of our Terms of Business (HGF Limited - UK) is available here.

A copy of the Terms of Business of HGF IP Limited (Ireland) is available here.

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.

6. Professional Liability Insurance

HGF 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 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 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 occuring within HGF 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 HGF, 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 Limited 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.