Great companies start with great ideas. Dehns can help you from the very earliest stage, by advising how you can best protect your idea from the minute you have it! Depending on the nature of your business, patents, trade marks, designs rights and/or copyright may be applicable. We can advise on all of these and our Oxford office specialises in helping SMEs, start-ups and spin-outs.


Hedges Law

Hedges Law has been at the heart of the Oxfordshire community since 1789.  Whether advising you on how to protect your business and help it grow or helping you and your family plan for the future, we’re here to help every step of the way.


J A Kemp

Companies are often founded on the basis of an idea. Intellectual Property (IP) rights, such as patents and trade marks, are key to turning that idea into a small business. Not only do the IP rights attract investment, but they also establish the business as a brand and prevent others from exploiting the idea. J A Kemp has vast experience in turning ideas into IP assets and thereby nurturing small businesses.


Marks & Clerk

The credibility conferred by intellectual property (IP) rights, such as patents and trade marks, is of particular importance to small businesses when they look for funding. They also offer protection against competitors seeking to copy your idea or your brand, making them essential assets to protect. Marks & Clerk understands how IP protection fits into the business model of a small business, and how it can be best leveraged.