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Since the early 1990's UK patent and trade mark attorneys have taken on the specialist role as the primary resource for clients wishing to enforce their patent, trade mark and design rights in the UK Courts.

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With the advent of the European Union trade mark and the Community design, the UK registered patent and trade mark attorney professions have become the primary body of representatives for UK clients before the Community Trade Marks and Designs Courts.

Our Litigation Group specialises in formal court actions in the field of patents, trade mark and designs and immediately peripheral matters. We provide competent and expert legal advice as well as providing a calm and methodical representation of our clients acting alongside or against third parties to achieve the most favourable outcome for our clients. Our specialist patent, trade mark and design litigators are qualified and experienced at representing clients in the following courts:

UK Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court (IPEC)

UK Patents Court (High Court)

European Union Trade Marks Court

European Community Designs Court

UK Court of Appeal.

Through our international associates, our group has also defended patent infringement actions in the German Courts.


Experts in Disputes

Robert B Franks Robert B Franks

Chartered & European Patent Attorney and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
E : robert.franks@franksco.com
T : +44 (0) 114 249 9888

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Contentious IP Proceedings

Contentious IP Proceedings

Contentious intellectual property proceedings include any matters where

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