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PATMA: Patent attorneys
PATMA: Patent attorneys - ranked: tier 1

Dehns (Brighton, London, Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Sandwich)

Dehns is particularly recommended for handling European patent opposition and appeals and providing litigation support for worldwide infringement conflicts through its well-regarded litigation practice led by Robert Jackson. Clients include European organisations, primarily from the UK and Scandinavia, as well as a large number of US Fortune 500 clients and a significant amount of instructions originating in Asia. In 2016, it assisted a vitamin and supplement manufacturer with the successful grant of its US patent; acted for Cancer Research Technology on patent portfolio management and protection following its acquisition of a significant patent portfolio; and advised Oxford Flow on the filing and management of patent portfolios for its recently improved industrial pressure regulator. Mark Bell is singled out for his ‘ability to understand novel new physics related inventions and quickly transpose them into a clear and understandable documents, ready for patent filing’. Clients entrust Philip Webber with ‘producing high-quality patent applications for pharmaceutical, biological and biotechnological companies that lead to successful prosecution in a timely fashion’. Also recommended are Laura Ramsay, who is ‘excellent at drafting and prosecution’, Adrian Samuels, who is ‘excellent in opposition proceedings’, and Alexander Piésold, Christopher Davies, Philip Towler and Hanna Dzieglewska.

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PATMA: Trade mark attorneys
PATMA: Trade mark attorneys - ranked: tier 1

Dehns (Brighton, London, Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Sandwich)

Dehns assists clients with the protection of their UK and overseas trade marks, and advises on company names, domain names, registered designs and unregistered design rights. Practice head Roberto Calamita counts Pret a Manger among his longstanding clients; he advises the client on its global IP strategy and oppositions at the EUIPO and the General Court of the European Court of Justice (CJEU). Calamita is also assisting a large pharmaceutical company and its subsidiaries on filing and prosecution as well as opposition proceedings. Elaine Deyes and Alison Hague in London, Philip Towler in Oxford, and Brighton-based Joseph Letang and Clare Mann are also recommended.

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