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Dehns is one of the largest private practice patent and trade mark firms in Europe, with an international reputation for quality of work and service, and a rich history spanning 100 years.  Our straightforward, commercially focussed approach to IP, combined with the technical excellence of our professionals, helps us to turn inspired thinking into patents, trade marks and registered designs that are valuable commercial assets for our clients.

Client focused service
We work hard to ensure that every client receives the best possible service, tailored to their individual requirements. Our range of graduate and postgraduate scientists means that we are confident of rapidly understanding a broad spectrum of technology. We are consistently ranked in the top tier by leading IP and legal directories.

Highly talented professionals
We recruit the brightest people with the perfect combination of ability, ambition and personality. This means that we have teams of highly talented individuals, who are driven by a desire to work in the field of innovation and committed to providing an excellent client service.

We also offer a formal, structured work experience scheme. Our two-week summer placement provides prospective patent and trade mark attorneys with an opportunity to gain practical experience of a career within IP.

Professional development
We offer a stimulating working environment and, as a progressive firm, we want to invest in the brightest and most talented individuals from all walks of life. We place an emphasis on knowledge and training and are committed to development at all levels. Many of our attorneys have been awarded prizes for exceptional performance in qualifying examinations. Trainees are supported throughout their period of qualification via regular in-house tutorials and by working closely with partners. They become involved in many different aspects of patent, trade mark, registered design and copyright work so that they gain a broad range of experience.

We pride ourselves on fostering a friendly atmosphere within the firm, as we strongly believe that this, combined with a shared ambition for professional excellence, is vital to the success of the firm.

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  • Number of Employees: 228
  • Number of Partners: 32
  • Number of Qualified Patent Attorneys: 63
  • Number of Trainee Patent Attorneys: 50
  • Number Of Qualified Trade Mark Attorneys: 13
  • Number Of Trainee Trade Mark Attorneys: 1
  • Opportunities Offered: Internships, Graduate Jobs
  • Career Sectors: Patents, Trade Marks
  • No. of Undergraduate Opportunities: 8-10 (Summer Placement Scheme)
  • No. of Graduate Jobs: Approx. 8-10 each year
  • Disciplines Recruited From: Patents: usually STEM subjects; Trade Marks: any degree discipline
  • No. of Days Holiday: 25
  • Benefits: Bike Scheme, Flexitime, Gym Membership, Healthcare, Life Assurance, Pension Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Social Events, Study Support
  • Other Benefits: Critical Illness cover, bonuses
  • UK Office Locations: London, Brighton, Bristol, Oxford and Manchester
  • International Office Locations: Munich
  • How to Apply: Online
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