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HGF offers everything you would expect of a world-class intellectual property firm, including patent and trade mark acquisition as well as appeals and oppositions to protect your creative work.

We also focus on providing a bespoke service tailored to your industry, to ensure you really get the most out of your big ideas. Our teams are dedicated to providing professional, expert advice and support every step of the way.

The latest news and cutting edge commentary from across the group

December 2020
December 2020

Alternative Dairy Conference 2020

HGF is sponsoring Alt Dairy Conference 2020 on 2nd December.

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November 2020
November 2020

UK Address for Service for Intellectual Property Rights from 1 January 2021

The UK Government response to call for views on Address for Service (AfS) has been published.

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November 2020

Patent filings reveal companies embracing microalgae for sustainable foods

This week, food giant Unilever announced a €1bn annual sales target for plant-based foods within the next 5-7 years, as part of its “Future Foods” program. This ambitious target is expected to be driven by sales under The Vegetarian Butcher brand, as well as vegan varieties of Ben & Jerry’…

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November 2020

Brexit Support Week: protecting intellectual property overseas

North East England Chamber of Commerce and HGF are hosting a webinar on Thursday 19th November at 11am (GMT).

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November 2020

Oral Proceedings before EPO Opposition Divisions – VC mandatory from January 2021 – will the Board of Appeal follow?

On 10 November 2020 the EPO announced further measures in relation to the Pilot Project to allow opposition hearings to be held by videoconference (VC). Initially, the pilot project was to finish by April 2021. By a Decision of the President, this has now been extended until September 2021…

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November 2020

Bionow Oncology Conference 2020

HGF is sponsoring Bionow Oncology Conference 2020.

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November 2020

OWNE 2020

HGF is exhibiting at the OWNE 2020 on 5th and 6th November.

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November 2020

1000 Companies to Inspire Britain

HGF are delighted to be identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020 report

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October 2020
October 2020

Lancashire Innovation Festival 2020

HGF Partners Janet Knowles and Dr Chris Benson will join 'Safeguarding Intellectual Property to Achieve Business Success' online event at the Lancashire Innovation Festival 2020.

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October 2020

British Airways’ fine reduced to £20 million

Information Commissioner’s Office substantially reduces the intended fine following BA submissions and full consideration of the issues.

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October 2020

HGF continues to be highly ranked in Chambers and Partners 2021 guide

HGF is delighted to be ranked in Band 1 for Yorkshire, North West and National Leaders (outside London). The firm is also ranked Band 2 for UK-wide Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys and Band 3 for Midlands.

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October 2020

Birmingham Tech Week 2020 - Lean IP Strategy

As part of Birmingham Tech week 2020 HGF Partner Jason Lessard and Patent Director Dr Jennifer Bailey will be holding a webinar 'Lean IP Strategy' on Friday 16th October.

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October 2020

MIP IP Rising Stars 2020/2021

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP Rising Stars 2020/21 guide has been published. HGF is delighted to have 4 attorneys listed.

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October 2020

Microbiome Movement - Maternal & Infant Health Summit 2020

HGF Partner Craig Thomson will be presenting at the Microbiome Movement - Maternal & Infant Health Summit 2020 on 15th October.

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October 2020

4th Microbiome: Recent Developments, Regulatory, Quality and Commercialization Summit

HGF Partner Craig Thomson will be speaking at the 4th Microbiome: Recent Developments, Regulatory, Quality and Commercialization Summit on 15th October.

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October 2020

In Review - Lockdown Proofing Your IP

Following the lifting of the national lockdown in the UK and months of home working, businesses have faced numerous challenges, from how to effectively enable employees to work at home to developing new strategies for running their business in the face of change.

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October 2020

WTR Connect 2020

HGF is sponsoring WTR Connect 2020 and HGF Partner Lee Curtis will be co-hosting the ‘Trademark challenges and opportunities in fashion and luxury goods’.

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October 2020

Legal 500 2021

HGF has been ranked Tier 2 in PATMA: Patent Attorneys, PATMA: Trade Mark Attorneys, North West, West Midlands, Yorkshire & The Humber and Tier 5 in London: Patents Contentious and Non-Contentious.

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October 2020

HGF IP in Retail online training events

In 2020, HGF will be delivering its 8th Annual IP in Retail Conference differently. As usual, we have put together an agenda which considers topical IP issues encountered by in-house counsel for retailers and fashion brands. However, rather than our usual face…

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