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Managing IP EMEA Awards 2023

April 2023

The 18th annual MIP Awards: EMEA Awards 2023 shortlist has now been published and HGF are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for a staggering 13 awards . This follows a year of continued growth for the firm and is testament to the success of the whole of the HGF team across Europe, who have worked extremely hard to provide excellence to their clients. We look forward to the ceremony in London on the 21st June.

The categories we are shortlisted for are:


  • European Firm of the Year – Patent Prosecution 
  • European Firm of the Year – Trademark (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)
  • EPO Proceedings Firm of the Year


  • Patent Firm of the Year (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms) in Benelux


  • Firm of the Year – Patent Prosecution in Ireland


  • Firm of the Year – Patent Prosecution in Netherlands
  • Practitioner of the Year (Patent & Trademark Attorneys) – Alexander Hagen – Netherland
  • Netherlands Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year


  • Firm of the Year – Patent Disputes (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms) – UK
  • Firm of the Year – Trademark Disputes (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms) – UK
  • Firm of the Year – Trademark Prosecution (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms) – UK


  • Firm of the Year – Prosecution – Scotland 
  • Practitioner of the Year – Gary Wilson – Scotland

For the full shortlist please see here

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