MEMBER NEWS: Fantastic Success for HGF at the Managing IP EMEA Awards 2024

April 12, 2024
MEMBER NEWS: Fantastic Success for HGF at the Managing IP EMEA Awards 2024

HGF is thrilled to have won ‘Ireland Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year’ and ‘Netherlands Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year’ at last night’s Annual Managing IP EMEA Awards on the 11th April 2024. We are also proud to announce that Caroline Pigott took home ‘Scotland’s Rising Star of the Year Award’ and Marie Walsh has won ‘Ireland Practitioner of the Year’.

This prestigious recognition follows another year of exceptional work and growth across Europe and is a testament to the success of the whole HGF team, who have consistently provided their clients with excellence.

As one of Europe’s leading firms, we are committed to providing excellence to our clients from our offices in Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, France, Ireland, and the UK. We work together with our clients to build long-term relationships and an integrated approach providing multidisciplinary teams of patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys, and IP solicitors; each guided by the great value we place on People, Teamwork, Excellence, and Progressive.

Martyn Fish, CEO comments, “To win these prestigious team awards in both the Netherlands and Ireland is a fantastic achievement and I am delighted HGF has been recognised as one of Europe’s leading IP firms. I would also like to congratulate Caroline Pigott and Marie Walsh for their exceptional individual achievements in Scotland and Ireland. We have had another strong year and are dedicated to providing the highest services across Europe so it is wonderful that this is being recognised.”

HGF Ltd is one of Europe’s largest firms of IP specialists with a vision to be the leading IP services firm in Europe. The firm’s Patent Attorneys, Trade Mark Attorneys, Design Attorneys, IP Solicitors, and Attorneys-at-Law provide an integrated solution for clients. HGF creates and manages IP portfolios for the world’s leading companies and research institutes. We advise clients on the creation of strategic IP assets around the world and provide world-class expertise in oppositions, appeals, commercialisation, dispute resolution, and litigation to defend and enforce IP rights.

HGF regularly wins industry awards and is recognised by the leading legal directories. HGF has offices in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the UK.

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AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


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Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

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