HGF and Grant Spencer

February 2013

Harrison Goddard Foote (HGF) patent and trade mark attorneys have acquired Grant Spencer and will be merging the two firms under the lead HGF brand.

Paul Sanderson, CEO of HGF patent and trade mark attorney said “We are delighted that Grant Spencer and HGF have joined forces. Claire Hutchinson has a great reputation and her client base is an excellent fit with HGF.”

David Potter, HGF’s Head of trade marks added “We have further strengthened HGF’s position as one of the top IP firms in the country across all business sectors. The HGF trade mark group is already extremely successful nationally and internationally. We provide the highest level commercial advice and with Claire Hutchinson and her team, we can build further on this existing platform”.

Claire Hutchinson commented on the merger:

“HGF is one of the largest and fastest growing intellectual property specialists in the UK. This growth stems from its proactive approach and understanding of its clients’ business needs. Together with the outstanding technical expertise and business experience of its attorneys, HGF provides its worldwide clients with an unrivalled intellectual property service. I am delighted to be joining forces with such a leading firm and I am looking forward to contributing to the firm’s continued growth as it confirms its position as a leader in the intellectual property market”.

Information on Grant Spencer
Grant Spencer (previously Grant Spencer Caisley & Porteous) has been specialising in trade mark and design protection and enforcement since 1974. They are one of the leading practices in the field. Their clients range from major multinationals with immediately recognisable names, brands and marks to UK SMEs.

Further information on HGF
Harrison Goddard Foote is one of the UK’s leading full service patent and trade mark attorneys. From offices in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield and York, HGF advises on all aspects of intellectual property including invention identification, branding, patent and trade mark filing and prosecution, design registration, and portfolio creation and management, licensing, litigation and dispute resolution.

Nationally, HGF has six specialist business groups focused upon the broad technical fields of: chemistry and pharmaceuticals; electronics and software; engineering; life sciences; nanotechnology; and trade marks.

HGF also has an associated firm of solicitors, HGF Law, whose solicitors provide specialist expertise in both litigation and commercial matters across all areas of intellectual property law.

HGF provides the full range of services expected from a leading patent and trade mark firm. It has a dynamic approach to oppositions and appeals, strategic portfolio development and due diligence that distinguishes HGF within the IP marketplace.

The firm’s reputation has grown by providing clients with exceptional levels of service, commercially focussed advice and high levels of technical expertise.

The firm is listed in all the major legal directories of Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, MIP and IAM.

Please contact Jacqui Weston on 0113 233 0100/07901 552873 or e-mail jweston@hgf.com for more information.