Dehns was founded in 1920 and is one of Europe’s leading firms of patent and trade mark attorneys. We are consistently ranked in the top tier of UK firms by legal and industry guides with offices in London, Munich, Oxford, Brighton, Manchester, Cambridge and, of course, Discovery Park.

Our practical, creative and commercially-focussed approach to intellectual property helps us to turn our clients’ ideas, inventions and brands into patents, trade marks and registered designs that are valuable commercial assets.

From start-up organisations and SMEs to multi-nationals, our attorneys have the experience and expertise to understand what is important to each client. We pride ourselves on having the flexibility to ensure that the service our clients receive is appropriate and relevant to them.

Our charges to individuals and small enterprises reflect our understanding that income generated by the IP may be some way off and that we are embarking on a collaborative effort which we all hope will bear long term fruit.

Feedback from our clients state that what sets our firm apart from others is that we are able to combine excellent legal knowledge with human qualities. We take the time to explain the intricate and complex issues affecting our clients in a no- nonsense, jargon-free way.

Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Testimonials:

“These attorneys build excellent relationships with clients, are very responsive and provide commercial advice”

“The team applies the same high standards to everything it undertakes.”

“ability to digest a large volume of highly complex technical, business, financial and legal information, transform it into a cohesive and understandable legal position and communicate that position persuasively.”

“excellent legal knowledge” with “the knack for making hard cases simple.”

” of the premier firms for patent work”

“very good and clear thinking, and gives sound advice”

Services include:

• Patent preparation and filing
• Invention identification & patentability opinions
• Worldwide prosecution of patent applications through to grant
• EPO oppositions & appeals
• UK litigation

• Trade Mark preparation and filing
• Trade Mark Searching
• Worldwide prosecution through to registration
• Cancellation and Invalidity Proceedings

• IP strategy advice and portfolio management • Freedom to operate, infringement and validity advice
• Assignments & licenses
• IP due diligence & valuation
• Watching services

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