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8th February 2023
WIPR article – Rolex: is the trademark world its Oyster?

HGF Trade Mark Director Claire Jones comments in the WIPR article on ‘Rolex: is the trademark world it’s Oyster?’. The article written by Sarah Speight looks at how the luxury …

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6th February 2023
From Theoretical Proposals to Commercial Reality: The Rise of Innovation and Patent Filings in Quantum Computing

The possibility of quantum computing was first seriously proposed in the early 1980s and is widely regarded as having enormous potential to deliver a step change in the complexity of …

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3rd February 2023
The European Patent Office are running an inspiring collaborative art competition for children

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the European Patent Convention, The European Patent Office (EPO) is running a collaborative art competition for primary schools on the topic …

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31st January 2023
Why the EPO’s top-up search for earlier national rights matters for the UP and UPC

Before unitary effect can be registered by the EPO, an applicant must first obtain a European patent via the EPO as it does in the current way. In order to …

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31st January 2023
Innovation Protection Foundering at a Critical Time in the Aircraft Engine Sector?

The technological challenges in the aircraft engine sector are, to put it mildly, considerable at present. Airframers are increasingly reliant on engine manufacturers to produce the bulk of efficiency gains …

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27th January 2023
Fashionably IP – New beginnings in the form of recycling, upcycling and resale in the world of fashion

In the ninth edition of HGF’s Fashionably IP podcast in the spirit of the new year and new beginnings or at least recycled beginnings, we are going to talk about …

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8th-9th February 2023
5th Annual Microbiome & Probiotic Conference 2023

The 5th Annual MarketsandMarkets Next Gen Microbiome and Probiotics Conference will take place in San Diego on the 8th-9th of February. This conference will enable you to learn about microbial …

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25th January 2023
International trade mark registrations – change to UKIPO handling procedure

News just in As a result of a notice issued at the UK IPO on the 25th January 2023 HGF is strongly advising overseas holders of International registrations that designate …

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23rd January 2023
IAM Global Patent Prosecution 2023

IAM Global Patent Prosecution 2023 is now live. Patent Prosecution is an indispensable reference tool for IP owners, providing an overview of the hottest issues they should be aware of …

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