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27th November 2023
PRESS RELEASE – HGF Appoints new Chair of the Board: Formerly Head of Engineering, Lucy Johnson

HGF announced a new Chair to its Management Board, Lucy Johnson. Lucy was previously head of the firm’s Engineering Group.  Effective immediately Lucy succeeds Jason Lumber who held the position …

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20th February 2024
Blog Series: IP Ingredients, Part 7: Data in food and beverage parent applications – Why, What & How much?

Questions I often get asked by innovators looking to file a patent application include: “What kind of experimental data do I need to include?” and “How many examples do we …

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14th February 2024
HGF ranked in The Legal 500 Germany 2024

HGF is proud to be ranked in The Legal 500 Germany 2024 guide. The Legal 500 provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage on recommended Law firms, Lawyers, Attorneys, Advocates, Solicitors, …

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13th February 2024
EPO Annual Fee Increases

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that revised Official Fees will apply to payments made on or after Monday 1st April 2024. The majority of fees will increase by …

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9th February 2024
Tanya Waller Recognised as Lexology Legal Influencer for IP

We are delighted to share that our Trade Mark Director Tanya Waller has been recognised as a Lexology Legal influencer for Q4/2023! Tanya provides high-quality legal content for our website …

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8th February 2024
WTR 1000 2024

We are delighted to announce that our European trade mark team has been recognised in the gold tier world Trade Mark Review 1000 2024. The firm is also proud to …

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1st February 2024
Blog Series – IP Ingredients, Part 6: Geographical Indications: “What’s in a [place] name?”

You are likely to be familiar with Scotch Whisky, Champagne, Welsh Lamb, Stilton blue cheese and Jersey royal potatoes but did you know that the names of some of your …

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23rd January 2024
How to Use IP Strategy to Tip the Odds in Your Favour

Porter’s Five Forces model [1] is just one example of a convenient model for exploring and understanding the forces at play in a competitive marketplace. Michael Porter’s Five Forces model …

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18th January 2024
Blog Series: IP Ingredients, Part 5: New Year’s Resolutions

Since the clock struck midnight and we bid farewell to another year, many of us have embarked on the journey of self-improvement through New Year’s resolutions. While hitting the gym …

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12th January 2024
First order to preserve evidence in the Paris Local Division of the UPC secured

HGF Partners Rachel Fetches, Richard Jenkins and IP Solicitor Christie Batty and its valued co-counsel Schertenleib Avocats Denis Schertenleib and Marc Lauzeral are pleased to have secured the first order …

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