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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.

Latest News

Classical Patents - Stay in or Opt out? In or out? It’s a question on all our minds at the moment with the upcoming UK referendum on whether to leave the EU. For companies with an existing European patent portfolio, it’s also time to start...
Dehns has been recognised once again as a top tier firm by a number of independent researchers and directories In IAM 1000’s recently published list of world’s leading patent professionals 2016, Dehns has been ranked in the top tier...
Further progress towards UPC ratification In recent UPC developments, Germany, Italy and Lithuania have all now published draft legislation to implement the UPC Agreement, and Bulgaria has completed the legislative stage and simply needs to deposit its...
Can life science inventions be patent protected in the US? Up until June 2013, the answer would have been a resounding “yes”.  However, Mayo v. Prometheus , a now notorious decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, has clouded the issue in...
  We are delighted to announce the opening of a new Dehns office in Cambridge . This significant strategic development forms part of our long term growth plans and adds to our existing offices in London, Oxford, Brighton, Manchester, Leeds, Sandwich...

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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 80 professional staff and offices in London, Brighton, Oxford, Sandwich and Munich, 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  
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  The team applies the same high standards to everything it undertakes  
  very good and clear thinking and gives sound advice  
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  Clients appreciate their creative approach…and ‘great opposition work’…  
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