New technologies, innovative financial products and services, established and new brands, innovative designs and processes all contribute to success in the competitive financial services sector.
As competition intensifies across the entire financial services industry, patents, copyrights, trade marks,trade secrets, confidential information and know-how and data rights are intrinsic to the continuing economic success of established multinationals and the growth of challenger brands alike.
Technological innovation, AI and improved processes are driving out cost and creating competitive advantage. They call for heightened patent protection for new inventions and the protection of trade secrets and know-how. In a world where there are minimal physical barriers to information transfer, securing interlocking multi-level registered rights at the earliest opportunity may be the only way to safeguard R&D, innovation investments and market position as well as security against attack by competitors.
HGF’s sector-leading finance team understands and provides a complete range of IP services to organisations operating in every area of the financial sector, working closely with clients to understand their business and optimise their overall IP strategy.
We’ve built our business by recruiting and developing specialists, not generalists. When it comes to protecting your ideas and business, you want to know you’re working with the best – people who truly understand your sector and the potential of your IP.
HGF’s team has finance professionals from an array of academic backgrounds. Our team-based approach ensures our clients benefit from the very best strategic advice from people who understand not only the legal environment, but also the practical and theoretical side of their business.
The European Patent Office today confirmed in Decision G4/19 of the Enlarged board of Appeal that a European patent application can be refused for ‘double patenting’. Such a refusal can …Read article
HGF has been ranked in the Financial Times special report ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms’ published on the 17th June 2021. More than 10,000 patent attorneys working in patent law …Read article
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2021, comprising the highly recommended IP professionals, has now been published. HGF is delighted to have 14 European attorneys listed. IP STARS is the leading …Read article
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