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1 Apr
New German patent regulations
From 1 April 2014, amended regulations of the German patent law come into force, click here for more information
23 Dec
Dehns Germany launched
To visit the Dehns Germany web site, click here or click on "Munich" above.

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We are pleased to announce that Dehns has again been ranked as a top tier firm by The Legal 500 in the guide’s 2016 edition.  The firm has been ranked as Tier 1 in Patent attorneys and is praised in particular for its “ significant...
Update on Sequenom v Ariosa Inventions that are acknowledged to be a “breakthrough” and “truly meritorious” are nevertheless being denied patent protection in the US because of several controversial court decisions that have...
Could a different type of PPI give the UPC another post-Brexit headache to deal with? UK-based readers will be familiar with the recent scandals surrounding mis-selling of a type of insurance called PPI . Now, however, it seems an entirely different kind...
Following a referendum vote on 23 June 2016, the British electorate has elected to leave the EU. The referendum result is advisory rather than mandatory and it remains to be seen how the government will act. Regardless of the action it takes, Britain will...
More news on UPC ratification It has been reported that the Tweede Kamer (the lower house of the Dutch parliament) has approved the ratification of the UPC Agreement, which now passes to the upper house for approval. The Irish government also recently...

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At Dehns our practical, commercially focussed approach to intellectual property helps us to turn inspired thinking into patents, trade marks and registered designs that are valuable commercial assets for our clients.

Founded in 1920, with over 90 professional staff and offices in London, Munich, Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Leeds, Brighton and Sandwich, Dehns is one of the largest firms of patent and trade mark attorneys in Europe with an internationally established reputation ...

... and a strong network of global partnerships. From large corporations to individual private inventors, our clients benefit from our expertise in a wide range of intellectual property services, including ...

... preparing and filing patent, trade mark and design applications; conducting opposition and cancellation actions; advising on conflicting patents, trade marks and designs; searching and watching services ...

... preparing and recording licences, assignments and other transactions; conducting certain infringement and other proceedings in the Courts; liaising with other lawyers on both contentious and non-contentious matters; and renewing patents, trade marks and designs.

As an approachable, responsive and friendly team, we give our clients closely tailored advice in all aspects of British, European and international patent, design and trade mark law.

Though the procedures of patenting and trade marking are often complex, we guide clients through the process without jargon, in a language they understand.

  These attorneys build excellent relationships with clients, are very responsive and provide commercial advice  
Chambers of the premier firms for patent work  
Legal 500
  The team applies the same high standards to everything it undertakes  
  very good and clear thinking and gives sound advice  
Legal 500
  Clients appreciate their creative approach…and ‘great opposition work’…  
Legal 500