Patents, Trade Marks, Designs, Copyrights, IP Solicitors, Appeals and Oppositions, Due Diligence and Strategy.

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

May 2021
May 2021

IAM webinar: How to capitalise on the 5G healthcare revolution

HGF Partner Dr Susan Keston and Senior Patent Attorney Dr Sofie McPherson will be presenting a webinar 'How to capitalise on the 5G healthcare revolution' on 25th May.

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May 2021

IP & data protection for alternative proteins: how to protect your products in the EU

'IP & data protection for alternative proteins: how to protect your products in the EU' webinar will be held on Tuesday 18th May.

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May 2021

IAM AI IP Connect 2021

HGF is sponsoring IAM's virtual event AI IP Connect on 11-12th May 2021.

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May 2021

Intellectual Property | Are you protecting your business ideas?

HGF and British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce are holding a webinar on 10th May 2021.

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May 2021

This is not just any caterpillar…

It would have been difficult to miss the recent news that Marks & Spencer has filed trade mark infringement proceedings against German discounter Aldi’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake. The filing became the top trending topic on Twitter within days and has sparked much debate online.

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April 2021
April 2021

World Intellectual Property Day 2021

World Intellectual Property Day is on 26th April. This year's theme is IP & SME's: Taking your ideas to market.

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April 2021

Welttag des geistigen Eigentums 2021

Der Welttag des geistigen Eigentums findet am 26. April statt. Das diesjährige Thema lautet IP & SME: Ihre Ideen auf den Markt bringen.

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April 2021

IPOwners Spring Summit 2021

The 4th Annual IPOwners Spring Summit™ will be held virtually on April 20-21. HGF Partner Lee Curtis will be speaking Tuesday 20th April.

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April 2021

Sheffield Hallam University - AWRC Wellbeing Accelerator

HGF Partner Vanessa Stainthorpe will be running a workshop on 13th April.

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March 2021
March 2021

EPO continues oral proceedings by videoconference in examination and opposition during pendency of referral G 1/21

The EPO Boards of Appeal took the decision that from the start of 2021, all Boards of Appeal oral proceedings could be held by videoconference, even if the parties to the proceedings were not in agreement (ostensibly aping the position before Opposition and Examining Divisions).

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March 2021

Husch Blackwell webinar: Global Patent Protection

Husch Blackwell is holding webinar series on intellectual property. 16th March session will focus on global patent protection.

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March 2021

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 22 February 2021 concerning the amendment of Rules 19 and 143 EPC

From 1 April 2021, inventors will no longer be notified by the EPO about being named in a patent application. In addition, applicants will no longer be required to indicate the full address of the inventor in the application, only the country and place of residence.

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March 2021

WIPR webinar: Applied AI: Effectively Monetising Innovation

WIPR and HGF are holding a webinar on 9th March.

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March 2021

Child Health Technology Conference 2021

HGF is a silver sponsor at the Children Health Technology (CHT) Conference 2021.

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March 2021

Animal Microbiome Congress 2021

HGF Partner Craig Thomson will be part of the panel discussion on Enacting a Commercially Successful Strategy for Animal Microbiome Globally on 3rd March.

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