St Bride's House
10 Salisbury Square
United Kingdom (England)

+44 (0)20 7632 7200

Founded in 1920, Dehns is one of the leading European firms of specialist patent and trade mark attorneys, with an internationally renowned reputation. With more than 100 fee earners, the practice has offices in London, Munich, Oxford, Brighton, Manchester and Sandwich - in addition to a well-established network of global partnerships.

The firm’s practical and commercial approach to intellectual property helps turn inspired thinking into patents, trade marks and registered designs. Dehns’ patent work mainly comes from European direct clients primarily from the UK and Scandinavia, as well as a large number of US Fortune 500 clients and a significant amount of work originating in Asia. Clients range from multinational corporates and SMEs, to universities and private inventors. The majority of trade mark work is generated from UK and US direct clients.

Dehns provides intensive training and recruits highly qualified graduates and post graduates; no less than 40% of fee earners have PhDs. The firm has an outstanding record of professional examination successes, with the Gill prize for highest marks in the country being awarded to a number of Dehns’ trainees.

Dehns has expertise in a wide range of intellectual property services, including: preparation and filing of applications; opposition and cancellation actions; advice on areas of conflict; regular watching for patents and trade marks of competitors; and conducting infringement and other proceedings.

With patent work, Dehns is active in fields such as: computing, electronics, telecommunications, automotive, engineering, aeronautics, civil engineering, high tech physics, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, biotechnology, petrochemicals, polymer chemistry, textiles and materials science, and metallurgy.

Trade mark sectors include broadcasting and communications, computing, publishing, leisure and entertainment, food and drinks, cosmetics, finance and travel.

Dehns provides comprehensive litigation advice to major multinational corporations, either as specialist advisors as part of a wider team, or as a standalone unit.


Last updated 10th of August 2018


Sector Expertise

  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Automotive
  • Engineering
  • Electronics & Semiconductors
  • Entertainment
  • Publishing & Media
  • Fashion & Luxury Goods
  • FMCG & Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Green Technology
  • ICT & Software
  • Life Sciences & Chemistry
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices
  • Natural Resources
  • Optics & Photonics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Robotics & Nanotechnology
  • Telecommunication
  • Universities & Research