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HGF wins big at the Managing IP EMEA Awards Ceremony 2024

April 2024

The Annual Managing IP Awards: EMEA Awards 2024 were announced last night, and HGF are proud to have won ‘Ireland Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year’ and ‘Netherlands Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year’. In addition, the firm is delighted to congratulate Caroline Pigott, who took home ‘Scotland’s Rising Star of the Year Award’ and Marie Walsh on winning ‘Ireland Patent Practitioner of the Year’.

The firm was shortlisted for a staggering 17 awards and we are very proud to have won these four prestigious awards. The Managing IP Awards are highly recognised and respected across the world in the IP sector, and we would like to congratulate all our colleagues on their well-deserved awards. This prestigious recognition follows another year of exceptional work and is a testament to the success of the whole HGF team across Europe, who have worked extremely hard to provide excellence to their clients.

Craig Thomson, Patent Attorney and Partner in Ireland commented, “We have seen some remarkable work with both existing and new clients throughout the year, and I am delighted that the team has been recognised for their hard work. I would also like to congratulate Marie Walsh for this fantastic recognition for her contributions to the team in Ireland.”

Alexander Hagen, Trade Mark Partner in The Netherlands commented, “Our trademark team is delighted to have won this prestigious award again. Our clients have always been at the forefront of everything we do, helping us to deliver a high-quality integrated approach across Europe and we look forward to another year of success.”

David Potter, Head of Trade Marks at HGF commented, “This achievement highlights the exceptional standard of work and dedication of the team within the industry across Europe. Well done to everyone involved for this fantastic recognition.”

HGF won the awards for:

  • Ireland Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year
  • Netherlands Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year
  • Practitioner of the Year (Patent and Trademark Attorney Firms) – Marie Walsh
  • Rising Star of the Year – Caroline Pigott

The firm was shortlisted for the following categories:


  • Patent Prosecution
  • Trademark (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)


  • Patent (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)
  • Trademark (Patent and Trademark Attorney Firms)


  • Rising Star of the Year – Sean McDonagh


  • Patent Prosecution
  • Practitioner of the Year (Patent & Trademark Attorneys) – Pieter de Ruijter
  • Trademark Prosecution


  • Patent Disputes (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)
  • Trademark Disputes (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)
  • Trademark Prosecution (Patent & Trademark Attorney Firms)
  • Trademark Attorney of the Year – Lee Curtis


  • Prosecution
  • Practitioner of the Year – Susan Keston

For the full list of winners click the button below.

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