HGF Ltd is one of Europe’s largest firms of IP specialists. The firm is one of only a few to offer clients a fully integrated IP solution, bringing together over 200 patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors. The firm has 22 offices throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
HGF offers everything you would expect of a world-class IP firm, including patent drafting, fling and prosecution, trademarks, design rights, copyright, oppositions and appeals, IP litigation, IP strategy, IP due diligence, freedom-to-operate, supplementary protection certificates and IP contracts and licensing.
The firm has dedicated teams of experts working across key industry sectors with relevant experience who fully understand their clients’ businesses and appreciate the significance of their brands, innovations and other IP assets. The firm has a strong group of technology-based strategic business units with experience and expertise covering chemistry, engineering, electronics and life sciences. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams of experts include automotive, cleantech computing and software, energy, food and drink, graphene, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, retail and fashion and healthcare.
HGF is proud to work with a wide range of clients from spin-outs to the world’s biggest corporations, the most prestigious educational institutes and even Nobel prize-winning innovators.
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Appleyard Lees is a leading intellectual property law firm, with over 50 patent and trademark attorneys and litigators.
Who we are, and what we do – but also, how we do it – makes us distinctive.
Our commercially intelligent approach to client service incorporates flexibility and adaptability. We strive to be agile, to respond to specific client requirements in a way that suits them.
We help a broad range of IP owners and creators, including in-house teams, R&D specialists, owner-managers and branding professionals, protect and monetise their intellectual property. We also support clients manage post-grant challenges, should they arise.
Our clients include some of the world’s most exciting innovators, largest companies and household names, with a number of clients obtaining Fortune 500, Fortune Global 2000, FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and Forbes Global 2000 status. Our clients operate across a diverse collection of industries, including chemicals, retail, consumer goods, electronics, software, bio and life sciences, pharmaceuticals, metals and heavy industry, higher education and hospitality, leisure and tourism.
In addition to our catalogue of multinational and multimillion-pound clients, Appleyard Lees is equally proud of the role we have played in the growth of start-up businesses.
The firm recruits the very best professionals who have a passion for their individual areas of specialism, and supports staff throughout their career development. Providing expert training, we ensure our staff can deliver outstanding service.
With offices in UK innovation hotspots, we are positioned to give clients expert strategic IP advice in the UK and worldwide.
D Young & Co is a leading top-tier European intellectual property firm, dedicated to protecting and enforcing IP rights. We have been applying our world-class expertise to take ideas, products and services further since 1891.
We offer the broadest, highest quality and most cost-efficient IP service possible.
We bring together the specialist services of trade mark and patent attorneys with intellectual property solicitors, providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all IP and related issues. By collaborating and pooling our knowledge, we can be more innovative and responsive, as well as pass on significant cost savings to our clients. And, as the market gets increasingly complex, we’re continually evolving and growing our capabilities.
Our diverse, international client base spans all industry sectors including academic institutions, blue-chip and global organisations, research institutes, start-ups and SMEs.
Our team of over 200 people, including over 60 qualified attorneys and solicitors, is based in London, Munich and Southampton. Together, we’re committed to giving you the most insightful, innovative and commercially-relevant IP advice. Whatever your invention, technology or brand, we are committed to providing only the best IP advice available.
We are pleased to be one of the few IP firms to be ranked ‘top tier’ by all the major UK legal directories (IP STARS, Chambers UK, IAM Patent 1000, The Legal 500 and World Trademark Review 1000).
Barker Brettell is one of the UK's largest IP firms with 25 partners, 32 further qualified and trainee attorneys, and a team of 80 professional support staff. We specialise in IP portfolio strategy and management, clearance, prosecution, oppositions, cancellations, and enforcement. Our team of attorneys comprise specialists in all areas of intellectual property including patents, trade marks, copyright, designs and related matters, such as domain names, company names and customs issues.
Ranked in the UK as a top two European patent filer, Barker Brettell submits around 600 European patent applications every year across a wide range of sectors. The experienced patent and design rights teams comprise attorneys whose individual expertise include physics and materials; mechanical engineering; life sciences and chemistry, and software and electronics.
Barker Brettell’s 15-strong trade mark team is ranked by CITMA as one of the country’s largest filers of both UK and European Trade Marks and, according to European Trademark Filing Statistics for UK Law Firms, was a top two UK filer in 2018. The team is experienced at handling substantial global portfolios for clients, many of whom have more than 1000 trade marks worldwide. Robust systems and a hand-picked global network enables the firm to add value throughout the IP management process to deliver multiple benefits for clients. Legal expertise, industry and sector knowledge along with a commercial but friendly approach, ensure businesses and individuals are able to develop comprehensive IP global filing strategies to meet their business objectives and protect their assets.
The firm aims to provide clients with proactive, pragmatic and commercially-focused IP advice, delivered in a cost-efficient manner.