Household products

A vast amount of research and development is required to produce the household chemicals that many people take for granted. For example, there is an ongoing requirement for less impactful but equally, or more, efficacious products. The nature of this inherently fast-paced and competitive industry means that  robust IP protection is critical.

HGF has one of the largest and most experienced chemistry patent attorney teams in Europe. Our team specialises in IP relating all areas of household products including surfactants, stabilisers, colourants, disinfectants, washing powders, dishwasher products, personal grooming products, sanitary wear and bandages, as well as the fundamental chemical engineering required for the production of these products.

Our expertise encompasses portfolio management, IP strategy advice, invention capture, drafting and filing patent applications, patent prosecution and infringement analysis. We have experience of handling contentious proceedings and a number of our experienced patent attorneys specialise in complex and high-value multi-party opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.

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Event - 1st December 2021

Webinar: Patent eligibility of AI-related pharmaceutical inventions and practical tips for its patent obtainment in Japan

Join our webinar on 1st December, where speakers from Shiga, one of the leading IP firms in Japan, will present on ‘Patent eligibility of AI-related pharmaceutical inventions and practical tips …

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Event - 3rd November 2021

Challenging granted patents: a comparison between Europe and the US

HGF and Knobbe Martens are holding a webinar on 3rd November. Challenging granted patents: a comparison between Europe and the US In this webinar we will compare and contrast mechanisms …

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IAM Patent 1000 2021

The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2021 guide has now been published. HGF has 18 European attorneys listed. IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that …

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Event - 26th April 2021

World Intellectual Property Day 2021

World Intellectual Property Day is on 26th April. This year’s theme is IP & SME’s: Taking your ideas to market. World IP day 2021 shines a light on the critical role of …

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Event - 9th March 2021

IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe 2021

HGF is attending IQPC Global IP Exchange Europe 2021 virtual event being held 9 – 10 March 2021. The Global IP Exchange exclusively brings together 90 expert Chief IP Counsel, Heads and …

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Event - 14th January 2021

HGF IP in Healthcare Virtual Conference 2021

In 2021, HGF’s IP in Healthcare Conference will be delivered virtually through a series of webinars across January, February and March. The webinars will review the latest IP and related …

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Patent filings reveal companies embracing microalgae for sustainable foods

This week, food giant Unilever announced a €1bn annual sales target for plant-based foods within the next 5-7 years, as part of its “Future Foods” program. This ambitious target is …

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Event - 4th November 2020

Bionow Oncology Conference 2020

The prevention of cancer and development of more effective strategies to detect precursors and early-stage cancers, when treatment may be most effective, remain critical societal goals. The 2020 Bionow Oncology Conference …

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