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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.

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30/4/2020 - Update - Deadline Extensions
20/4/2020 - World IP Day 2020
27/3/2020 - Intellectual Property Office of Ireland
27/3/2020 - UKIPO Extends Deadlines
27/3/2020 - UKIPO Continuity of Services
19/3/2020 - Extension of official deadlines at the EPO
16/3/2020 - Extension of patent office deadlines due to Coronavirus Covid 19
2/3/2020 - UK Patent attorneys will participate in the UPC
7/2/2020 - Brexit, the Transition Period and Intellectual Property
3/1/2020 - Intellectual property office of Ireland
27/12/2019 - Registration of Copyright in Saudi Arabia
20/9/2019 - Exhaustion of IP rights if there is a no deal Brexit
9/5/2019 - European Patent Office building wins award
28/3/2019 - Brexit Update - Intellectual Property
28/3/2019 - The European Union’s Digital Copyright Directive
7/3/2019 - New EU derived comparable UK registered trade marks
11/1/2019 - Changes to the UK Trade Marks Act and Rules
21/11/2018 - Historical Patents: Sliced Bread
15/11/2018 - Brexit Negotiations
24/7/2018 - The fate of EU trade marks in the UK
4/5/2018 - UK ratifies the Unified Patent Court Agreement
19/3/2018 - UK joins the Hague International system for registered designs
5/3/2018 - Cambodia first Asian country to recognise European patents
31/1/2018 - European Patent Office (EPO) issues Brexit statement
31/1/2018 - Chinese court finds in Lego's favour in IP decision
2/1/2018 - Indonesia Announced as 100th Member of the Madrid System
12/12/2017 - The Russian Federation joins the Hague registered design system
20/11/2017 - Validation of European Patents in Tunisia
1/11/2017 - Thailand announced as 99th member of the Madrid System
12/10/2017 - AIPLA Annual Meeting
5/10/2017 - Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017
3/10/2017 - European Union Certification Marks
21/7/2017 - Sheffield - The Home of IP
17/5/2017 - Russia joins the Hague system
12/5/2017 - Franks & Co are looking forward to INTA 2017
26/4/2017 - Green Channel for Faster Grant
26/4/2017 - World Intellectual Property Day
12/4/2017 - The End of Omnibus Claims
29/11/2016 - Unified Patent Court moves one step closer to realisation
25/11/2016 - Institute Of Trade Mark Attorneys Receives Chartered Status
6/9/2016 - UK formal drawing requirements
1/9/2016 - Misleading Invoices
1/9/2016 - UK Registered Design Renewal Fees
17/8/2016 - Brexit: the facts
1/7/2016 - EPO / IP Australia Patent Prosecution Highway Programme
27/6/2016 - Brexit - The implications for patents, trade marks and designs
24/6/2016 - UK Referendum
1/6/2016 - Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill
24/3/2016 - European Trade Mark System Changes
4/2/2016 - European Trade Mark System Update
20/10/2015 - Best Global Brands 2015
18/9/2015 - Global Innovation Index 2015
26/8/2015 - SAWS, The Secret Patent Classification System of USPTO
3/8/2015 - Intellectual Property and Indigenous People: A Major Challenge
24/7/2015 - Faster Patent Protection
29/6/2015 - 3D Trade Mark Upheld
8/6/2015 - Ford Patents Available for Licence
1/6/2015 - Diplomatic Conference on Lisbon System
22/5/2015 - Apple v. Samsung, May 18, 2015
11/5/2015 - Again, a Step Closer to the Unitary Patent System
1/5/2015 - Google Portal for Patent Holders
28/4/2015 - Cambodia Joins the Madrid System
21/4/2015 - Norway is now more interesting for patent applicants
30/3/2015 - Record Patent Filings in Europe in 2014
27/2/2015 - Validation of European Patents in Morocco
16/2/2015 - USA and Japan Join International Design System
26/1/2015 - Special IP Courts in China
8/10/2014 - US Government and Ebola
7/7/2014 - European Patent Validation Agreement Signed with Tunisia
11/6/2014 - The Intellectual Property Act 2014
19/5/2014 - Global Pilot
28/4/2014 - Generic Viagra
21/2/2014 - USPTO Grants Patent on Fraudulent Science
28/10/2013 - Samsung, Apple and Barack Obama
10/9/2013 - Madrid Protocol Takes Effect in India
10/9/2013 - Croatia Joins the European Club
26/7/2013 - Free Blue Pills
17/7/2013 - US Supreme Court Rules that Human DNA Cannot be Patented
10/7/2013 - New Countries Joining the Hague System for International Design
15/3/2013 - Human Gene Patent Validity Tested in Australian Court
25/2/2013 - Mexico Now Included in International Trade Marks
29/1/2013 - Republic of Ireland Joins London Agreement
18/1/2013 - BUD-WARS
26/11/2012 - OHIM Academy to Publish PhD Theses
7/11/2012 - Apple v Samsung Registered Designs
30/10/2012 - The Patent Box Regime Explained
24/10/2012 - When is a Doughnut not a Doughnut?
17/10/2012 - Trade Mark and Design Disputes Decided in the Small Claims Court
3/10/2012 - UK Patents Benefit from Improved Prior Art Consideration
2/10/2012 - Republic of Ireland is Party to London Agreement
2/10/2012 - Merging UK Trade Mark Registrations
12/9/2012 - IP Translator: What Goods and Services are Covered?
8/8/2012 - Kodak Sells Off Excess Patents
30/7/2012 - European Patent Procedures Explained
6/7/2012 - Patenting the Higgs Boson Particle
3/7/2012 - EU Patent Law Postponed
22/6/2012 - Patent Examination in Australia (before April 15, 2013)
16/3/2012 - International Design Registrations under the Hague System
15/2/2012 - Swiss Set Up New European Patent Court
19/1/2012 - UK Life Science Boost
19/1/2012 - Putin, Medvedev and Wodka Trade Marks
19/1/2012 - WIPO Notification No. 215
26/10/2011 - How Much is a Patent Worth
21/9/2011 - America Invents Act
22/6/2011 - Rwanda Joins the Patent Cooperation Treaty
9/6/2011 - Italy and Spain in Court Bid to Stop EU Patent
6/6/2011 - Change in Italian Trade Marks Practice
24/5/2011 - International Patent Applications Recover From Economic Crisis
11/5/2011 - Mattel Loses $88m in Battle Over Bratz
11/5/2011 - International Patent Applications to Include Qatar
11/5/2011 - Claims Limit in the Patents County Court
28/4/2011 - Patent Infringement Case Settlement Contributes to Pre-Tax Losses
28/4/2011 - Samsung in Patent Dispute with Apple
21/4/2011 - Accelerated Prosecution in Canada for Green Patents
22/3/2011 - European Patent Office welcomes breakthrough on unitary EU patent
25/2/2011 - High Court ruling in Atrium case resolves questions
14/9/2010 - Israel Joins International Trade Marks System
9/6/2010 - UK Patent Office Provide Fast Patent Prosecution
27/5/2010 - 36% Increase In Official UKIPO Patent Fees
8/5/2010 - Joint Examination Board Exam Results
7/5/2010 - BRCA1 Gene US Patents Judged Too Broad
23/4/2010 - World Intellectual Property Day
31/3/2010 - UK and US Plan To Reduce Patent Backlog
12/3/2010 - Albania accedes to the European Patent Convention
25/2/2010 - Chinese Courts Uphold Kettle Patents of Strix
10/2/2010 - UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) Fee Changes
8/1/2010 - BBC Dragons Den - Call For Entrepreneurs
29/12/2009 - Community Patent Developments
23/11/2009 - WIPO Extends Online Access To Patents
30/10/2009 - Member States Simplify International Design Registration System
5/10/2009 - 100th Patent Office Opinion Requested
2/10/2009 - CIPA Congress
19/9/2009 - Chartered Patent Attorneys visit China
19/9/2009 - Trade Mark Official Fees Reduced
11/9/2009 - Liberia Joins International Trade Marks System
5/8/2009 - Patent County Court To Have 50,000 Cost Limit
3/7/2009 - Reducing Delays In Patent Application Processing
15/6/2009 - Egypt Ratifies Madrid Protocol For The International Registration
29/5/2009 - Lithuania Accedes To The London Agreement
14/5/2009 - Glaxo Contributes 80 Patent Families To Patent Pool For Tropical
12/5/2009 - Green Inventions To Get Inside Track At UK Patent Office
9/5/2009 - San Marino accedes to the European Patent Convention
6/5/2009 - Employee inventor awarded 1m compensation
24/4/2009 - Reduction in Community Trade Mark Fees
30/3/2009 - EPO Designation Fees Reduced April 01, 2009
17/3/2009 - European Patent Office fees increase April 01, 2009
9/2/2009 - Community Trade Mark Fees to be Reduced
2/2/2009 - Macedonia Enters The European Patent System
31/1/2009 - 2008 Is Record Year For Number Of International Patent Filings
30/1/2009 - Patentability of Computer Programs in Europe
16/1/2009 - International Patent Application Now Includes 139 States
4/12/2008 - Sheffield Business Awards 2008 - Ecotek UK Limited
26/10/2008 - Trade Marks Rules 2008
12/8/2008 - Sao Tome & Principe Join the International Patent System
12/8/2008 - Montenegro Patent and Trade Mark Office Opens

27/1/2020 - Franks & Co sign up to the IP Inclusive Charter
1/11/2019 - North West Expo, Manchester Wednesday November 20, 2019
6/11/2018 - Living Wage Week 2018
28/9/2018 - Franks & Co attend IP Inclusive Networking Drinks
6/8/2018 - Franks & Co shortlisted for Yorkshire Legal Awards
14/6/2018 - Franks & Co attend Fully Charged Live, Silverstone
5/10/2017 - IPREG Litigation Certificates
5/6/2017 - Franks & Co add power to the UK's Northern Powerhouse
6/3/2017 - Franks & Co Becomes Made in Sheffield Supporter
16/8/2016 - 20 years of Franks & Co
14/4/2015 - New European Trade Mark and Design Attorney - Laura Green
17/12/2014 - New European Trade Mark and Design Attorney - Louise Mortimer
27/6/2014 - Improving Lives Nine at a Time
6/5/2014 - My Great Grandma and Personalised Medicine
20/1/2014 - Global Innovation Index 2015 Global Innovation Index 2015
1/11/2012 - Franks & Co Supports Red Cross Appeal
30/10/2012 - Franks & Co Named UK Intellectual Property Firm of the Year 2012
23/10/2012 - Thinking Outside the Patent Box - Patents and the Patent Box
18/7/2012 - Franks & Co Attorney Achieves EPA
17/7/2012 - Franks Co Support Rockers Verax on Mount Kilimanjaro
20/3/2012 - Global Manufacturing Festival Sheffield March 21-22, 2012
6/6/2011 - 15th Anniversary of Franks & Co
27/5/2011 - Franks & Co Support CoppaFeel!
10/5/2011 - Exam Success
19/4/2011 - World Intellectual Property Day - Open Appointments
9/6/2010 - Franks & Co Now Regulated By IPReg
19/5/2010 - Exam Success - Kosser Amin
10/5/2010 - Franks & Co IP Clinic and European SME Week 2010
23/4/2010 - Sheffield Half Marathon
10/3/2010 - European Trade Mark and Design Attorneys Code of Conduct
25/2/2010 - Creating Brand Value From Business
16/1/2009 - Merger with T M Gregory & Co
23/9/2008 - Pro Bono Services
5/6/2008 - Patent Office Opinions - AMAZON.COM