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29th September 2022
HGF is ranked as a top tier firm in Legal 500 2023

HGF has been recommended as a top tier firm in PATMA Trade Mark Attorneys and in the North West in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2023 rankings. We continue to …

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20th October 2022
All-Ireland Lab & Cleanroom Expo 2022

All-Ireland Lab & Cleanroom Expo 2022 is the largest gathering of laboratory and cleanroom operators in Ireland and is being held on 20th October. The event is an opportunity to …

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28th September 2022
A new patent system dawns over Europe and presents opportunities for Ireland

Major changes to the European patent system will soon be coming into effect with the launch of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court expected to commence in Spring …

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23rd September 2022
Montenegro to become the 39th member of the EPC

From 1 October 2022 Montenegro will become a member state of the EPO. European patent applications (including European Regional Phase applications derived from an International PCT application) which are filed …

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20th September 2022
Food technology companies and investors – the value of IP landscape analysis

Case study – alt fat innovation Many companies and investors are aware of the importance of identifying and protecting their innovations, and in particular of the importance of obtaining patents …

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15th September 2022
Fashionably IP – podcast exploring hot topics in the world of fashion and intellectual property

We are delighted to launch our new Fashionably IP Podcast were we will be looking at important hot topics in the world of fashion and intellectual property. In the podcast, …

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22nd September 2022
BioCap Conference 2022

HGF is a gold sponsor at the BioCap Conference 2022. The conference will be held on Thursday 22 September at the Alderley Park Conference Centre. It connects life sciences businesses, …

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12th September 2022
A tale of two Icelands

On Friday 9th September 2022, the Grand Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (‘EUIPO’) held its first ever oral hearing. The Hearing which was live streamed …

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9th September 2022
Statement following the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

As a firm we have been deeply saddened by the news of Queen Elizabeth II death. The Queen has been a constant in our lives throughout some turbulent decades, remaining …

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