Welcome to the HGF COVID -19 Support Platform. We hope that this gives you easy access to resources relating to intellectual property issues during this crisis. 

HGF Ltd is constantly monitoring the rapidly changing situation in Europe due to the COVID-19 outbreak. With so much uncertainty and constant changes including deadline extensions throughout the IP world we wanted to provide you with a central hub that is up to date with useful and factual information.

Our multidisciplinary team will be refreshing the content available on a regular basis with topical and relevant information. If there is any additional information you would like to be included or you have further queries, please contact your usual HGF attorney or alternatively contact sillingworth@hgf.com.

Latest updates

COVID-19 - Contractual and legal considerations

Funding available to accelerate innovation in the battle against COVID-19

The legal position on electronically executing documents

UK - Billion pound support package for innovative firms hit by coronavirus

Chain of Title – The importance of getting it right

How can you mediate without meeting?

Compulsory licences: the key to accessing inventions in the face of coronavirus?

A look at the WIPO coronavirus tools

IP considerations in COVID-19 vaccine development: tensions and tools

In times of crisis necessity is the mother of all invention

Keep calm and carry your brand through the COVID-19 crisis

A virtual success – experiences with online hearings

COVID-19 licensing challenges

Coronavirus update: Oral proceedings before Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal 

Furlough and entitlement

HGF offices and COVID-19 deadlines

In Review - Lockdown Proofing Your IP

Oral Proceedings before EPO Opposition Divisions – VC mandatory from January 2021 – will the Board of Appeal follow?