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