Dehns is instructed by associates from all over the world for intellectual property matters in Europe and the UK.

We can provide any desired level of service from simple, efficient reporting of matters with comments only on specific European or UK issues to full analysis and advice. In all cases we are always happy to advise how best to carry out instructions to optimise your client’s position under local practice and to minimise cost.

With seven offices across the UK, Germany and Norway, we hope that we can be of assistance in your understanding of European practice. Read our related articles below or visit our News and Insights section to find our more.


European practice for overseas attorneys

European patent law differs in some significant aspects from the law in other countries, in particular the United States. There following key features need to be considered when preparing patent applications for this market:

  • Novelty
  • Claiming priority
  • Inventive step
  • Sufficiency
  • Added subject matter


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