Trading in, from & through China

Thursday 21st January

In this module we will consider these issues and suggest solutions allowing you to apply and determine how Chinese case law on OEM use impacts on your global supply chains, as well as your ability to sell your branded products to Chinese consumers. We will touch on the use and registration of brand names in Chinese characters, transliterations of trade marks and the use of nicknames of brands and their registration by Chinese consumers which are all important components in the use of brands in China.

Practical steps for risk minimisation & effective communication across your business

Thursday 28th January

In this module we will discuss what steps can be taken as a matter of good business practice to prevent or minimise your business’ risk and exposure which can be as simple as training staff on how best to create and share internal or external communications or on how to initiate and run an ‘issue management team’ most effectively.

Software projects: development, licencing & Saas – what needs to be covered

Thursday 4th February

In this module we will look at key terms around responsibilities, deliverables, rights to intellectual property, acceptance, liability, services and exit. We will also discuss the balance of risk between on-site and hosted solutions in a session which is designed to demystify what is sometimes a challenging area of practice.


HGF LinkedIn Groups

LinkedIn Groups

Our groups are designed to bring together those in the fashion, cosmetics, accessories and luxury goods market who are interested in the legal side of branding and design. Join our 7,000+ strong membership delivering IP updates and news of interest to the retail, fashion, and consumer industries.

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IP in Retail

Online training


In 2020, HGF will be delivering its 8th Annual IP in Retail Conference differently. We have put together an agenda which considers topical IP issues encountered by in-house counsel for retailers and fashion brands and have planned a programme of 15 webinars, giving delegates the opportunity to select those topics of particular interest to them.

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