Our dedicated group is focused on securing intellectual property rights both in the UK and overseas on behalf of our clients. Designed to help you secure your intellectual property rights, our trade mark service ensures that whether you need somebody to take over the management of existing trade mark portfolios or you're just seeking advice to build an IP protection strategy around your brand or design of a product, our team has the expertise to help you get your intellectual property rights protected.

Trade marks are one of the key assets of your business, distinguishing it from others and forming an 'attractive force which brings in custom'. It is vital for any business that its brands are secured. So how can you enforce that protection? At HGF, we'll not only help you, search for, and protect your trade mark, but we'll also provide you with a whole host of integrated services to help you make the most of the value in your brand.

As experts in the field of trade mark law and litigation, we're able to advise strategic planning operations on a national and global basis for all IP assets, and to manage and monitor your IP portfolio to make it as cost-effective and beneficial as possible for your business. We understand that branding is a key part of any client's business and reputation, and with attorneys dedicating time to ensuring the impact of social and digital media on your brand we can work towards efficient IP and brand strategies from the moment we start working with you.

Our everyday work with a client's trade mark portfolio can include a range of tasks, and throughout the process we give clients access to their portfolio via a secure in-house system to ensure everything we do is transparent and clear for you. We manage coordinating foreign filing programs on your behalf, annual health checks on every portfolio to ensure that the potential for each trade mark is maximised, and also offer an on-going trade mark intelligence program to protect against attacks on vulnerable portfolios.

Through HGF's many dedicated service and sector teams we also offer services such as the handling of internet and domain name issues, as well as providing help and advice on copyright and registering and enforcing design rights.

Our team

Our dedicated trade mark attorneys offer a wealth of experience in oppositions and appeals, as well as years of industry involvement in trade marks and IP litigation, representing clients in UK and EU (OHIM) trade mark proceedings.

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.

Our clients

To find out more about our experience and our clients please contact enquiries@hgf.com, who will be happy to provide more information about specific cases.

What others say about us

World Trademark Review 1000 “The world’s leading trademark professionals 2018” states

"London’s Loeffler-Reading, a trademark protection and enforcement virtuoso, is “incredibly sharp and an inspiration to work with on contentious matters”.

"As head of the trademark team, Leeds attorney Potter has been busy recruiting and bringing in fresh talent; Thurgood has continued to perform flawlessly on multi-jurisdictional disputes and Smith is a “practical, cost-effective, timely adviser” who blends deep design law expertise into his broad-scope trademark prosecution and strategy practice."

David Potter, Stephanie Loeffler-Reading, Jonathan ThurgoodGeoffrey Smith, Alexander Hagen, Pieter de Ruijter  and Kasper Radstake are ranked in World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

MIP IP Stars Trade Mark editorial 2018 states

 “European IP firm HGF continues to make its presence felt in Europe with the launch of a new office in Westport, Ireland."

Curtis gives “quick, no-nonsense advice which is tailored to the client’s business activities and needs”. Another client appreciates Curtis’s “transparency about costs”. 

Lee Curtis, Pieter de Ruijter, Alexander Hagen and David Potter are ranked as MIP stars.

MIP also rank HGF in Tier 2 for Trade mark prosecution in England and Recommended for Trade mark prosecution for Scotland.  

Chambers and Partners states

"One of the UK's largest patent and trade mark firms with the resources to handle complex and international mandates."

A client says: "They are very easy to work with and are always willing to explain matters in a clear and concise way."

A client says: "The attorneys provide sound strategic advice, have broad technical knowledge and offer good customer service."

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