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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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The High Court rules that Nestlé’s KIT KAT shape mark has not acquired distinctiveness - but how does one prove distinctiveness? The latest judgement concerning Cadbury’s opposition to Nestlé’s application to register the...
As a result of the recent green light for UK scientists to start genetically modifying human embryos, genome editing is hitting the headlines once again. Here we take a look at some recent IP activities relating to the CRISPR patents. The ability of the...
A draft Statutory Instrument has just been published (here ) which sets out in more detail how the UK Patents Act will be amended when the Unified Patent Court ("UPC") agreement comes into force. It is expected that the Statutory Instrument will...
Finland makes it nine - so only two more countries plus UK and Germany are needed to ratify the UPC Agreement before it takes effect Finland has become the 9th country to ratify the Unified Patent Court (“UPC”) Agreement by depositing its...
Dehns has achieved Silver status in one of the leading global trade mark publications (World Trademark Review – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2016’), with two partners, Elaine Deyes and Joseph Letang, being singled out as...

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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