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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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At the most recent UPC Preparatory Committee meeting in Luxembourg on 14 April 2016, a number of issues were discussed and a number of issues agreed. The key points to note were that: A recruitment package was agreed for all judicial appointments and so a...
Non-Practicing Entity (“NPE”) Unwired Planet has announced that it will sell its patent licensing business for $30 million to Dallas-based Optis UP Holdings, LLC. Unwired Planet may also receive up to an additional $10 million in cash on the...
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, recently announced that it is adopting a new approach to patenting its products around the world with the aim of widening access to its medicines in the world's poorest...
We are delighted to announce promotions for four of our patent attorneys: James Hull is promoted to Partner, while Gregory Lees , Alexander Robinson and Samuel Dewhurst are all promoted to Associate. Alex Piesold , Senior Partner, commented:...
Reform of EU trade mark regulation Today, 23 March 2016, several major changes to EU trade mark law have come into effect, with a new EU Trade Mark Regulation replacing the Community Trade Mark Regulation. There are several important changes to...

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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