Dehns is delighted to have retained its ranking in the 2021 WTR (World Trademark Review) publication. In addition, Trade Mark partner Elaine Deyes was awarded an individual gold-ranking for her prosecution and strategy work, while Head of the Dehns Trade Mark team Roberto Calamita, and Trade Mark partners Joseph Letang and Clare Mann were also singled out for high praise for the quality of their work and their client focus.


Below is the full write-up from the WTR:

With 13 qualified trademark attorneys who have more 200 years in the game between them, Dehns stands locked and loaded for any assignment. Partnering closely – often for decades – with a colourful catalogue of clients, from celebrities to SMEs, it protects brands to the hilt while keeping infringers at bay through swift, decisive action in counterfeiting hotspots around the world.

Roberto Calamita captains the group with poise, while serving as a vital partner to one of the world’s best-known food sector companies, whose lucrative UK and global growth strategy he has helped to guide for nearly 20 years. Doubtless an omission from previous editions, he enters the WTR 1000 for the first time this year.

Also debuting, 12-year partner Joseph Letang impresses with his “incredibly practical approach and ability to work within budget while getting get the highest level of protection”. “He makes complicated matters straightforward and gives sterling advice for a reasonable fee.” He recently masterminded an outstanding result for Drum Workshop in proving that THE DRUMMER’S CHOICE had acquired distinctive character in the United Kingdom through use, thus overcoming a refusal and securing essential protection for the company.

Making their return to the listings this year, Elaine Deyes and Clare Mann continue to shine. Gold-ranked Deyes is “extremely capable” and gives “comprehensive, considered and measured advice” characterised by “remarkable attention to detail”. She is critical in making Dehns a “well-organised, efficiently run firm that provides support along with clear costings every step of the way”. “Quick and responsive”, Mann has a faculty for helping companies to expand their portfolios internationally.