Geoff has practiced in the field of trade mark and design law for about 30 years and has obtained a wealth of experience advising regarding the acquisition and protection of IP rights.
England & Wales
“An overpass between the ensemble’s (HGF brands team) contentious and non-contentious offerings, dual-qualified Geoffrey Smith is known as a highly experienced EU trademark practitioner”
May 18th 2019
Editor of EU Trade Mark Handbook (published by Sweet & Maxwell/CITMA) between 2007 and 2019.
The repackaging of pharmaceutical products by parallel importers is a long debated subject. The above question was reconsidered in a set of judgements by the CJEU in November last year …Read article
The use and creation of digital healthcare products is on the rise as companies look to create a unique selling point and a differentiator in a crowded market. One of …Read article
HGF Attorney at Law, Olivia Petter, has contributed to a new book ‘Winning with IP: Managing Intellectual Property Today’. Olivia has written a chapter called ‘Brands and designs for web3’. …Read article
The 2022 MARQUES Annual Conference will be held in Madrid on 20-23 September. This year’s conference will focus on celebrating marks. The various sessions will address in particular how sustainability …Event details
WIPR Trademarks Los Angeles will be held on 22nd September 2022. The event will bring together 100+ brand protection experts to discuss key strategic trademark management issues. WIPR Trademarks Los …Event details
The case Advocate General Giovanni Pitruzzelli provided an Opinion on 12th May 2022 in a case being heard by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), originating from …Read article
A look at whether you own and control what you buy in the space. First things first, let’s define the metaverse The metaverse can be described as a network of …Read article
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