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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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We keep a close eye on the changes in patents, designs, trade marks and the wider business environment, so that we are always perfectly placed to give pragmatic, valuable advice to our customers.

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21/04/2015 - Norway is now more interesting for patent applicants

As of 1 January 2015, Norway acceded to the London Agreement thus waiving

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30/03/2015 - Record Patent Filings in Europe in 2014

The European Patent Office announced a 3% rise in patent filings in 2014.

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27/02/2015 - Validation of European Patents in Morocco

A new agreement between the European Patent Organisation and the

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16/02/2015 - USA and Japan Join International Design System

From May 13, 2015 onwards, it will be possible to designate the USA and

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26/01/2015 - Special IP Courts in China

In the frame of a pilot project, three new courts in China will in the

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08/10/2014 - US Government and Ebola

The WHO is searching for means by which it can prevent the spread of Ebola

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07/07/2014 - European Patent Validation Agreement Signed with Tunisia

European patents are filed and prosecuted by the European Patent Office in

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11/06/2014 - The Intellectual Property Act 2014

The Intellectual Property Bill was considered by Parliament between May

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