Our team of litigators work seamlessly with HGF’s patent and trade mark attorneys providing our clients with comprehensive legal advice in all aspects of intellectual property.  

This means our team can advise clients about potential dispute triggers at all stages of the IP lifecycle from creation, commercialisation and strategy through to exploitation, enforcement and protection. 

Our team advises in contentious matters for all IP rights, including patents, SPCs, trade marks and passing off, designs, copyright and databases, trade secrets and confidential information, anti-counterfeiting and domain name disputes.  Whether enforcing, protecting or defending IP rights our litigators represent clients from pre-litigation strategy through all stages of litigation and dispute resolution. 

We work with all types of businesses, from multinational corporations, national organisations, universities and SMEs across all of HGF’s industry groups.  We understand that IP disputes can have a disruptive impact on your business and we work with you achieve a resolution that works best for your business while protecting your position.  Our team will guide you through the relevant legal system and advise you on maximising a positive outcome for the business.

Our solicitors regularly appear in cases before the High Court, Patents Court, Court of Appeal, Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, UKIPO and CJEU.  As IP disputes are increasingly global, our litigation team works extensively with lawyers in other countries coordinating actions spanning multiple jurisdictions for clients.

Our litigators are at the forefront of ensuring that clients are ready for the Unified Patents Court and Brexit.

To learn more about the team, see below or contact enquiries@hgf.com, who will be able to put you in touch with an attorney working within your industry.

What others say about us

Our team

Our team of solicitors is recognised in Chambers & Partners as National leaders where we are recognised for

“Sophisticated commercial and contentious brands and patent work”

MIP IP Stars patent editorial 2017 states

“The firm offers IP-related legal services through its sister law firm HGF Law, where you will find experienced IP lawyers such as Rachel FetchesJanet Knowles and Martyn Fish.

MIP also rank HGF as a notable firm for contentious patent and trade mark work.

Chambers & Partners & Legal 500 recognise our regional offices as leaders in their filed, with our Leeds office being ranked in tier 1. They make the following comments about our IP team:

"Very responsive to what we need, and nice people to deal with," says a client, adding: "I can't praise them enough."

“In an illustration of its multi-jurisdictional expertise the team is acting in patent proceedings for an international manufacturing client in the Danish Maritime and Commercial Court.”

“Excellent service geared towards sophisticated contentious and non-contentious IP matters in a range of sectors.”

“…is particularly strong in IP litigation in the healthcare and retail sectors”

“According to one client, HGF Limited ‘is the best law firm for intellectual property in the West Midlands”

Individuals

The expertise of our litigation solicitors is recognised by the leading directories.

Rachel Fetches is featured in MIP IP Stars Handbook who state: “Rachel is an accomplished patent litigator with an excellent pedigree in life sciences”

Martyn Fish, Antony Gold and Marie McMorrow are all ranked by Chambers & Partners as Band 1 in their respective regions.

Antony Gold and Marie McMorrow are also listed in World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

Legal 500 list Marie McMorrow as a “Leading Individual” and Tom Nener is ranked as a “Next Generation Lawyer”. Legal 500 states that Tom Nener: “is unflappable under pressure and whose judgement is second to none’.  Tom is also ranked as an “Associate to watch” by Chambers & Partners.

 

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