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HGF Law LLP

Intellectual Property

2 ranked lawyersBand 1North WestUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Sought after for expertise in commercialisation and enforcement matters involving all core IP rights. Acts for clients in sectors including retail, life sciences, higher education and technology, and enjoys strong links with its sister patent and trade mark attorney firm. Frequently instructed on matters of multi-jurisdictional scope.

Strengths

A client says: "A fantastic team, they are proactive and very quick at responding to our enquiries."

Another adds: "They are very knowledgeable and approachable."

Work highlights

Advised Extruded Pharmaceuticals on the review and redrafting of a patent application which involved renegotiating the deal that the client had with a research university.

Notable practitioners

Antony Gold stands out as a leader of the North West intellectual property legal market. Frequently acting for a diverse client roster across trade mark and patent disputes, he is active across sectors ranging from pharmaceuticals to retail.
"A brilliant litigator and strategist.""Very pragmatic and commercial.""Antony is highly experienced and frequently brings to our attention the nuances of issues that others with less experience might not pick up on."

Janet Knowles leads the firm's non-contentious and transactional IP offering, and is adept at matters involving all core rights. She has extensive experience in patent applications and licensing, and is frequently instructed by clients in the pharmaceutical industry.  ,"Very knowledgeable, efficient and diligent.""Janet is very good as a communicator and at walking the client through the options."

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North West

Intellectual Property


Antony Gold
Band 1
Janet Knowles
Band 2