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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UPC moves one step closer to 2022 launch

The Austrian parliament has completed the legislative procedure to ratify the Protocol on the provisional application of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (the “Protocol”; see here). When deposited, …

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Event - 9th December 2021

Technology Transfer Primer - IP Management: AI and 5G in healthcare

The University of Hong Kong is hosting a webinar on ‘IP Management: AI and 5G in healthcare’ on 9th December 2021 with HGF’s Partner Dr Chris Benson and Patent Director …

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Next Pro-Chancellor appointed at the University of Leeds

A Leeds alumnus has been appointed as the next Pro-Chancellor of the University of Leeds. A lawyer by background, with a strong track record in leadership in education and social …

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