Retail

The acceleration of online retail, the rise in demand for ethically sourced goods, technological advances such as AI and the increasing power of e-markets, are all driving change.

As the industry continues to experience issues with parallel imports, counterfeits, cybersquatting, advertising, social media, brand development and design disputes, intellectual property remains central to the strategy of every retailer.

HGF’s team of retail specialists, based across Europe, provides the full spectrum of IP support, ranging from brand protection on e-markets through to the technical aspects of patenting AI, advertising and promotions advice, design, and trade mark portfolio management, data protection advice and commercialisation.

 

 

 

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Our retail specialists

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 retail professionals from an array of academic and business 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 side of your business.

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If you would like to discuss how HGF could help you, contact one of our retail specialists.

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