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Covid-19 Update

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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's attorneys, collectively, are able to represent clients before at least six different courts.

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Franks & Co's attorneys are able to act in the following jurisdictions:

The United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

We have rights of audience before the following UK institutions:

UK Intellectual Property Office for patent, design and trade mark issues.
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.
The High Court.

The Republic of Ireland

Franks & Co limited have in house a fully qualified Irish patent attorney and an Irish trade mark attorney.

European Union - a union of 28 member states

Franks & Co’s trade mark and design attorneys represent clients at:

The European Union Intellectual Property Office, for European Union trade marks and Community design matters

European Patent Organisation - an organisation of 42 states

Franks & Co’s European patent attorneys represent clients at:

The European Patent Office in respect of European patent applications and granted European patents.

The European patent organisation is an intra-governmental body which is distinct from and which is not part of the European Union. Its individual member states include all 28 member states of the European Union and in addition Albania, Switzerland, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Monaco, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, San Marino, and Turkey. The European patent organisation has extension agreements with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia. The European patent organisation has validation agreements in force with Morocco and the Republic of Moldova.