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.
Our intellectual property lawyers help the world's leading businesses to use intellectual property to protect their investment, secure competitive advantage, and obtain successful commercial outcomes. We have acted on some of the most complex IP portfolios, transactions and disputes in our markets.
Intellectual property is increasingly a differentiator amongst global businesses, and changes in the IP landscape are gathering pace. In competing for growth in mature markets, global players are increasingly looking to their brands and innovations.
Whether you are looking to monetise your innovations, protect revenue streams, or structure your intellectual property effectively, our lawyers combine technical expertise and commerciality to achieve optimum outcomes for our clients. We help our clients protect and commercialise their innovations across sectors and continents, and are trusted with the most complex "bet the company" IP disputes and transactions.
We manage worldwide portfolios for many leading brands and advise on strategy, protection and enforcement. We assist with strategic portfolio overview, rationalisation of intellectual property protection, clearance advice on use and registration of marks, and provide watching and monitoring services.
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Mathys & Squire is one of Europe's most highly regarded intellectual property firms. Founded in 1910, we have over 100 years of experience in the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property rights, leading the field with insight, innovation and quality.
The firm has more than 60 qualified attorneys and has offices in: London, Manchester, Cambridge, York, Brighton, Paris, Munich and Luxembourg as well as a dedicated team based in China
Mathys & Squire are a full-service intellectual property firm with specialists in a range of technical fields. Our attorneys and trainees have a mix of scientific degrees extending from chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, genetics, microbiology, plant sciences, electronics, telecommunications and engineering.
Most of our attorneys hold further degrees and many have PhDs. Many of our team have worked in-house within IP departments of large international organisations and by utilising this experience enhances our ability to assist in the strategic and active management of IP portfolios.
Mathys & Squire works with its clients to maximise the value of their intellectual property assets. The firm’s breadth of technical expertise and depth of professional experience are coupled with a determination to add commercial value.
The firm has a broad spread of clients, ranging from start-ups to major UK and multinational corporations, many of whom are household names. The firm’s commitment to professional excellence and its technical expertise are valued by all clients. Through its creative approach, the firm has a successful record of securing the grant of key patents and settling disputes. Client companies without their own in-house patent departments value the firm’s understanding of their business issues and the importance and value of their IP. Mathys & Squire LLP enjoys excellent relationships with like-minded firms of associates from all over the world.
The firm’s 23 partners, three of counsels and 34 associates are assisted by a further 15 professionals at various stages of qualification and a team of 13 paralegals. This spread of expertise enables the firm to deploy a team with the right skills and seniority at the right cost to meet any challenge.
The firm’s core areas of expertise are:
Identifying intellectual property capable of protection by understanding the client’s technology and business objectives;
Obtaining valuable patent, trade mark and design registrations through skilful drafting and powerful advocacy before the world’s patent and trade mark offices;
Representing clients in disputes and contentious proceedings (especially those of the European Patent Office), drawing wherever necessary upon the expertise of fellow professionals;
Facilitating the commercial exploitation of a client’s intellectual property by way of sale, licence or joint venture; and
Advising clients in relation to their intellectual property strategy and management of their IP portfolios.
Mathys & Squire offers a full range of services across patents, trade marks, designs and related intellectual property rights, both contentious and non-contentious. The firm is split into groups by technology, covering IT, electronics and engineering; life sciences and chemistry. Fee-earners have specific industry experience or advanced degrees in most relevant disciplines. The firm’s trade marks practice blends highly experienced prosecution services with portfolio management and enforcement skills.
Assignments for clients vary widely and include: strategic management of global patent and trade mark portfolios for major corporations; advising start-ups in relation to the creation and ownership of IP rights and their commercial exploitation; patent and trade mark prosecution, including oppositions and appeals, for major corporations; providing specialist European (EPO and OHIM) expertise to fellow professionals; working alongside solicitors and counsel in the UK, bringing to bear the firm’s complementary skills and experience; advising at CEO level on the role of IP rights in revenue generation and asset creation; finding paths through third-party patent, trade mark or other IP rights, including challenges to validity where appropriate; resolving disputes through various forms of ADR to litigation, whether as the lead firm or as part of a team; and bringing specialist IP skills to corporate finance, including due diligence.
We share our clients' ambition, passion and entrepreneurial spirit and empower our teams to go above and beyond what clients expect when it comes to service delivery.
HGF Ltd is one of Europe’s largest firms of IP specialists. The firm is one of only a few to offer clients a fully integrated IP solution, bringing together over 180 patent attorneys, trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors. The firm has 17 offices throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland.
HGF offers everything you would expect of a world-class IP firm, including patent drafting, fling and prosecution, trademarks, design rights, copyright, oppositions and appeals, IP litigation, IP strategy, IP due diligence, freedom-to-operate, supplementary protection certificates and IP contracts and licensing.
The firm has dedicated teams of experts working across key industry sectors with relevant experience who fully understand their clients’ businesses and appreciate the significance of their brands, innovations and other IP assets. The firm has a strong group of technology-based strategic business units with experience and expertise covering chemistry, engineering, electronics and life sciences. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams of experts include automotive, cleantech computing and software, energy, food and drink, graphene, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, retail and fashion and healthcare.
HGF is proud to work with a wide range of clients from spin-outs to the world’s biggest corporations, the most prestigious educational institutes and even Nobel prize-winning innovators.
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