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12th July 2022
Ownership in the metaverse – a (virtual) reality or a real fiction?

A look at whether you own and control what you buy in the space. First things first, let’s define the metaverse The metaverse can be described as a network of …

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12th July 2022
Christian Louboutin and Amazon: cases of marketplace liability

The cases The Advocate General provided an Opinion on 2nd June 2022 on two joined cases going before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), originating from the …

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12th July 2022
Conceptual similarity – when is ‘well known’ enough?

Trade mark conflicts between two identical marks used for identical products are relatively rare. Most conflicts evolve around the question whether the marks in question are similar. If the marks …

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8th July 2022
AI Assisted Inventions – Yes; AI-Inventors – No

An AI cannot be an inventor for a European Patent Application finds the Board of the Appeal in their written decision on J08/20 that has now been published. The appeal …

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14th July 2022
The UK Black Business Entrepreneurs Conference 2022

HGF is sponsoring The UK Black Business Entrepreneurs Conference 2022, being held on 14th July. The UK Black Business Entrepreneurs Conference is a premier event for black entrepreneurs, corporates and …

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4th July 2022
IAM Patent 1000 2022

The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2022 guide has now been published. HGF has 23 European attorneys listed. Firm rankings Scotland – Gold “HGF is one …

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24th June 2022
pro-manchester Trailblazing Tech Conference 2022

pro-manchester is hosting their Trailblazing Tech Conference 2022 on Friday 24th June. At this event, speakers and attendees will be discussing developments in fintech and cyber security, analysing the impact …

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17th June 2022
HGF ranked Gold in the FT special report – Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2022

HGF has been ranked in the ‘Gold’ and ‘Silver’ bands in The Financial Times special report ‘Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms’ published on the 16th June 2022. More than 10,000 …

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16th June 2022
Success at the Managing IP Awards 2022

HGF was nominated for a staggering 12 awards last night at the Managing IP Awards in London, and are delighted that the firm won European Trade Mark Firm of the …

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