Franks & Co is a firm of European Patent Attorneys, which provides extensive experience in British and European patent, trademarks and designs for our clients and foreign associates.

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We are able to represent our clients and associates before the following national and supranational organizations:

European Patent Office (EPO)
European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (formerly OHIM)
World Organization of Intellectual Property (WIPO)
United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO)
Irish Patents Office (IPO)
National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)
Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP)

Established in 1996, Franks & Co is among the British 500 legal firms since 2006 and regularly provides the following services:

-Preparation, filing, and prosecution for obtaining patent applications, trademarks, and designs.

-Conduct prior art searches and perform infringment/validity opinons of exisitng rights including of patents, trademarks, and designs.

- Provide representation in hearings and oral proceedings before the EPO, EUIPO and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office.

-Defence or attack patents, trademarks and designs, in oppositions, revocation actions and actions for annulment with the EPO, EUIPO and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office.

-Provide action for infringement of patents, trademarks and designs in the United Kingdom.

Our attorneys are experts and experienced in the technical fields of electronics, software, networks, mobile telecommunication, chemistry, bio-chemical and pharmaceutical research, extraction of raw materials, mechanical engineering, as well as general topics.

Our multidisciplinary team is able to provide relevant and accurate advice within 24 hours of receipt of any request or instruction from our customers or associates.

Our firm has a rigorous and reliable system for dealing with IP protfolio formalities and tracking annuities, to ensure receipt, notification and monitoring of all official communications and deadlines.

For more information about our firm and our services, please contact us as follows:


Phone: +44 (0) 114 249 9888

Facsimile: +44 (0) 114 249 9666



Phone: +44 (0) 160 463 2436

Facsimile: +44 (0) 160 462 6128