Founded in 1920, Dehns is one of Europe’s leading patent and trade mark firms, with offices in Oxford, London, Munich, Brighton, Manchester and Sandwich (Discovery Park). We are active in areas ranging from pharmaceuticals and biochemistry to computing and electronics, and we advise a diverse range of clients on all aspects of patenting innovative technology, and registering words and logos (as trade marks) and original designs.
We have a diverse range of clients including: universities and research organisations, start-ups and spin-outs, SMEs and multinationals.
Our services include: advising on patentability, drafting and filing patent applications, opposition and cancellation actions, advice on areas of conflict, regular watching for patents and trade marks of competitors, conducting infringement and litigation proceedings and renewals. In non-contentious matters, we advise on IP strategy and conduct intellectual property audits.
Dehns is particularly active in the fields of computing, electronics, telecommunications, engineering, aeronautics, high tech physics, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, biotechnology, petrochemicals, polymer chemistry, textiles, materials science and metallurgy.
We ensure our dedicated professionals are highly trained, and we recruit only highly qualified graduates and post-graduates. The firm has an unrivalled record of professional examination success, and our straightforward, commercially focused approach and technical excellence all combine to position Dehns as a genuine market leader, as demonstrated by its consistent top tier ranking in major legal and IP directories.