HGF Germany


Waldhofer Str. 102

69123 Heidelberg


Tel: +49(0) 6221 825 9580




Neumerkter Str. 18

81673 Munich


Tel: 49(0) 891 259 9600



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United Kingdom

Firm overview

HGF Ltd are one of Europe’s largest firms of IP specialists with over 200 specialist attorneys and IP solicitors in 21 offices across the UK and mainland Europe. The firm’s patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors provide an integrated IP solution for clients and distinguish HGF within the IP marketplace. HGF creates and manages IP portfolios for the world’s leading companies and research institutes. We advise clients on the creation of strategic IP portfolios around the world and provide world-class expertise in oppositions, appeals, commercialisation, dispute resolution and litigation to defend and enforce IP rights. Our highly-regarded specialist teams have expertise and experience covering a range of technical fields including Chemistry, Engineering, Electronics and Life Sciences.


Heidelberg is a small technology location with a strong focus on biotechnology. One of the most renowned biological research laboratories in the world, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), is located here. It is also the location of the German Cancer Research Center (GVRC). Not least because of the Ruprecht-Karls-University the potential for innovations in this metropolitan area is great.


Munich is the centre of industrial property rights in Europe, the seat of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office as well as the European Patent Office with its Boards of Appeal and a large part of its Examining and Oppositions Divisions are located in Munich. This office allows us to be able to reach out quickly to the offices and courts to represent our clients’ interests. This concentration in the area of patents, that is unique worldwide offers the chance for numerous advanced training measures, periodic lectures and conferences in all areas of industrial property rights enabling us to stay up-to-date for our clients. 


Dr Markus Zoller

Julia Saladin

Bernhard Ganahl

Jan Robert Naefe