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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 2019
December 2019

IP in Retail Conference Amsterdam 2019

HGF's second IP in Retail Conference Amsterdam will take place on 3rd December.

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November 2019
November 2019

IQPC Life Science IP 2019

HGF are sponsoring IQPC Life Science IP conference on 26-27 November in London with Partner Martyn Fish and Legal Director Michelle Davies attending and speaking.

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November 2019

Life Sciences Patent Network Europe 2019

HGF Partner Dr Claire Irvine will be hosting a roundtable on Navigating the CRISPR patent and licensing landscape at Life Sciences Patent Network Europe 2019 on 21st November.

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November 2019

Luxury Law New York Summit 2019

HGF is a sponsor at Luxury Law New York Summit 2019. Partners Alexander Hagen and Richard Wylie are attending the conference.

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November 2019

IQPC Global IP Exchange USA 2019

HGF is sponsoring IQPC Global IP Exchange USA conference on 13-14 November in San Diego, CA. Partner Lucy Johnson will be chairing the conference and Partner Dr Chris Benson is conducting the brainweave.

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November 2019

Management Forum: The Art of European Claim Drafting

HGF Partner Leythem Wall will be presenting “The Art of European Claim Drafting” at the Management Forum workshop on 7-8 November 2019 in London.

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November 2019

MIP IP Rising Stars 2019/20

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP Rising Stars 2019/20 guide has been published. HGF are delighted to have 4 attorneys listed.

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November 2019

LES Benelux Licensing course 2019

HGF Partner Dr Achim Krebs will be teaching a LES Benelux course on technology licensing on 4th November in The Hague.

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October 2019
October 2019

Shanks (Appellant) v Unilever Plc and others (Respondents)

On 23rd October 2019, the Supreme Court in the UK issued its decision in Shanks v Unilever [2019] UKSC 45 directing that an employee whose invention delivered significant profits to his employer was entitled to £2m compensation.

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October 2019

Video: No-Deal Brexit Scenario Planning for Intellectual Property

With Brexit deadline approaching, HGF Partner Dr Chris Moore is speaking in Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce video about what impact a no-deal Brexit may have on Intellectual Property, including patents, trade marks, copyright and registered designs.

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October 2019

IQPC IP World Summit 2019

HGF Partners Leythem Wall and Alexander Hagen will be attending IQPC IP World Summit in Amsterdam on 21-23 October.

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October 2019

Artificial Intelligence: Challenges for Intellectual Property Law

Lee Curtis will be speaking at a conference hosted by the ERA Academy of European Law in Brussels on 17th and 18th October 2019.

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October 2019

Seminar: Strategies and updates on patenting inventions relating to personalised medicine in Europe and the US

HGF is hosting a seminar in Basel on Thursday 17th October. Partner Dr Leena Contarino and Patent Director Laurence Gainey will consider strategies for patenting inventions in Europe and the US.

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October 2019

Clearing out the clutter – SkyKick may open up trade mark registers Across Europe

AG Tanchev has given his (long awaited) Opinion in the case of “Sky v SkyKick”, proposing that the CJEU should hold that a lack of clarity and precision are issues that must be examined by the competent trade mark offices when they are dealing with an application for registration of a mark…

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October 2019

Life Sciences Patent Network North America 2019

HGF Partner Ian Armstrong will be attending and speaking at LSPN North America 2019 on 16th October. The session will cover ‘CAR–T and other immunotherapies’.

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October 2019

Medilink UK Brexit Webinar (Intellectual Property)

HGF Patent Attorney Dr Frazer Bye is hosting Medilink UK webinar on the IP implications of Brexit on 14th October at 10am.

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October 2019

Does a design have to be disclosed first in the EU to benefit from Community Unregistered Design Right?

A case before the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has raised this important question in a direct reference to the Court of Justice of European Union. Not only is an answer to this question of crucial importance to design protection in the EU in its widest sense, with the Brex…

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October 2019

IP Inclusive 'Flexible working - making it work for you and others'

IP Inclusive North of England are hosting an event on 8th October ‘Flexible working – making it work for you and others’.

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October 2019

IP Seminar: From Start up to Unicorn - the business impact on intellectual property

HGF is hosting a seminar on intellectual property in Birmingham on Tuesday 8th October during Birmingham Tech Week.

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