Andrea Hughes



Andrea is a UK, German and European Patent Attorney. She joined Dehns in 1989, having completed her BEng in Electronics and Electrical Engineering at the University of London, and was made a partner in 2000. She obtained a Masters degree in Law from the University of Nottingham in 2000 and she handles patent work in the electronics and mechanical engineering fields.

Andrea heads up the Dehns office in Munich where she has been based since 1999. In addition to being a UK, German and European Patent Attorney and an authorised representative before the UPC, Andrea is also a UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, a European Trade Mark Attorney, an Irish Trade Mark Attorney and a Member of the Patentanwaltskammer.


Type of clients and client work

Andrea has particular experience in advising on, drafting and prosecuting European Patents and she has considerable experience in representing clients at Oral Proceedings before the EPO Examining, Opposition and Appeal Divisions.

Her clients range from individuals and TTOs, to large multinationals requiring a global IP strategy with a structured IP portfolio.



Andrea handles patent work in the electronics, electrical and mechanical engineering fields, particularly aeronautical/aerospace and automotive engineering and avionics. In addition, she handles patent work in the fields of heat exchangers, fuel cells; additive manufacture, communications technology, image processing and the medical technology field. Andrea also handles trade marks in various fields such as insurance and business management.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • UK Chartered Patent Attorney, 1994
  • European Patent Attorney, 1994
  • UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, 1994
  • European Trade Mark Attorney
  • Professional Representative before EUIPO, 1996
  • Patentanwältin, 2019
  • Registered Trade Mark Agent (Ireland), 2019
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • Patentanwaltskammer, Germany
  • International Trademark Association
  • European Patent Institute
  • Authorised Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) 2023


Higher Education

LLM, Nottingham University, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2004

LLB, University of London, Law, 2000

BEng, University of London, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 1989

MA Translation, Open University, 2019



Having lived in Germany for a number of years, Andrea speaks fluent German.

Andrea plays an active role in the firm’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) group.

Contact details

Theresienstr. 6-8
80333 Munich

+49 (0)89 2422 8130 +49 (0)89 2422 8140


electronics, mechanical engineering, dispute resolution, trade marks