Baby & infant products

A commercially competitive, often contentious, sector with individual inventors through to large companies bringing new products to a parental audience with high brand-loyalty, yet little product experience.

The brand-led baby and infant product market has high IP awareness and strong cost pressures, along with local variations in regulations, consumer requirements and channels of commerce. 

Many challenges to successfully introduce truly transformative, revolutionary technology in this sector are based on the target audience’s desire for new developments, balanced against a hesitancy to embrace entirely fresh concepts. This often results in more incremental steps in product development than may be the case in other sectors, requiring highly strategic IP protection.  

With rich experience working with in-house legal and new product development teams for both newcomer and major global brands, HGF’s baby and infant team successfully specialises in all areas of the market, from feeding and sleeping accessories, to diapers and diaper disposal. The team works closely with individual inventors, often parents with a good idea, through to global multinationals and market-leaders, delivering patent drafting and prosecution, trade marks, oppositions, freedom to operate projects and wide-ranging advice on IP strategies.

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Patentability of Simulations in Europe

Simulations offer a powerful tool in modern-day engineering. Subjecting designs to initial testing in a simulated environment will, for many designs, reduce costs owing to reduced needs to produce and …

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Event - 10th March 2022

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference 2022

HGF Patent Attorney Dr Robert Weinert-Aplin is attending and speaking at the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference on 10th March 2022 in Milton Keynes, UK. The Manufacturing & Supply Chain …

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Tarilian Laser Technologies - a case study in due diligence

When deciding whether to invest in a company, an investor will inevitably have to decide the value of the company. Taking a simplified view, a company’s valuation can be considered …

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Health-conscious IP strategies

Strategies for navigating European patent portfolios in healthcare. Securing patent protection is critically important for innovative companies operating in the healthcare sector. European patent filings in healthcare, and particularly those …

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Lab-grown meat – not yet on the menu

It is now eight years since the first lab-grown burger was unveiled by a team of scientists at Maastricht University, but since then the path to market has been slow. …

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Event - 21st October 2021

Medical Technology Ireland Conference 2021

Medical Technology Ireland Conference will be held on 20-21 October 2021 at the Galway Racecourse. Medical Technology Ireland Conference features presentations by leading international medical device experts with thought-provoking guest …

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