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About

Provided by HGF Law LLP

HGF Law is a specialist IP law practice. It is part of national firm HGF, the second largest trade mark & patent intellectual property practice in the UK. It's core work is contentious and transactional IP.

The fact that we can draw on the resource of teams of patent attorneys in specialist fields such life sciences, engineering and electronics, as well as our trade mark attorney colleagues, means that we give more rounded and informed advice more quickly than is possible from any IP practice comprising only solicitors. The key areas of particular focus for the Manchester team are Life Sciences and Retail as well as Education. 


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What the team is known for

HGF Law in Manchester is sought after for its expertise in commercialisation and enforcement matters involving all core IP rights. Clients are drawn from a wide range of sectors including retail, life sciences, higher education and technology, and enjoys strong links with its sister patent and trade mark attorney firm. The team is frequently instructed on matters of multi-jurisdictional scope.

Work Highlights

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  • HGF Law acted for Queen's University Belfast in the negotiation and finalisation of a global exclusive licence of QUB’s preclinical stage FLIP inhibitor programme for Ipsen to research, develop, manufacture and commercialise FLIP inhibitors. 

Notable Practitioners

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Antony Gold
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Antony Gold is a consultant at HGF Law in Manchester. He stands out as a leader in 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.

"It's always a joy to work with Antony Gold. He's my favourite specialist lawyer, bar none."

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Janet Knowles
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Janet Knowles is head of department at HGF Law in Manchester. She 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.

"Janet Knowles is experienced and solution-focused."

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Members

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Janet Knowles

Head of Department

Michelle Davies

Clients

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AMR Centre Limited

Booker Group Plc

Halfords Group Plc

Kurt Geiger Limited

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Novel Technologies Holdings Limited

Portmeirion Group Plc

Specsavers Optical Healthcare Group

The University of Manchester

Industries

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Education

Life Sciences

Retail