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Covid-19 Update

Please be reassured that Franks & Co Limited have taken contingency measures to ensure that the firm will continue to operate without any disruption in our services in view of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Our attorneys and support staff are equipped to work remotely to handle matters reliably and with our usually precision and efficacy. All remote working will be conducted via virtual private networking to maintain client’s data security and confidentiality. Our normal operating hours will continue.

We extend our well wishes to all at these difficult times.

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Franks & Co is an established United Kingdom and Europe based firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys dedicated to protecting the ideas and innovations which drive businesses around the world. Our practice includes all aspects of patent, trade mark, designs, copyright and knowledge transfer.

Based in Sheffield, Northampton and Manchester in the United Kingdom and Antwerp in Belgium we are centrally located in Europe to act as an efficient portal for representing clients from the US, Japan, Korea, India and China in Europe. We represent clients before the World Intellectual Property Organisation, the European Patent Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the UK Patent Office, the Irish Patents Office, and via our wide range of associates, in the US, Japan, China, India, Latin America and throughout the world.

Specialising only in intellectual property, we offer full service intellectual property coverage in a wide range of technologies and business sectors ranging from steel, manufacturing, oil and gas, chemicals, glass, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics, semi conductors, aerospace, automotive engineering, consumer goods, retail, food, advertising, business methods, and bio technology.

We act for a range of clients, from the world's largest multi national corporations, through to our local national client base including UK household names and leading consumer brands. Our clients benefit from our in-depth technical and commercial experience across a wide range of sectors.

Our core service is high quality drafting & prosecution work and independent, comprehensive and objective advice. Our multidisciplinary teams provide depth of experience combined with recent up to date technical knowledge to allow our clients the best overall package. We are experts in acquiring, securing and registering IP rights and managing IP portfolios.

We offer a sound commercial focus, good working relationships with our clients and sensitivity to our clients intellectual property budgets.

Once we have established a good relationship with our clients, we find that our clients tend to stay with us for many years.


Franks & Co. was originally established in 1996 by Dr Robert Franks to

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Franks & Co has offices in Sheffield, Northampton and Manchester.

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Franks & Co is a firm of Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys.

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It is our intention to always be fair, open and honest with clients,

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The quality of Franks & Co's service and professionalism is reflected

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Franks & Co Environmental Sustainability Policy

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