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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 Limited and Franks & Co (South) Limited are regulated by the Intellectual Property regulation Board (IPReg).

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The IPReg conduct can be found on the IPReg website www.ipreg.org.uk.

All directors of Franks & Co Limited are European Patent Attorneys, European Trade Mark Attorneys, and UK registered Patent Attorneys.

One director of Franks & Co Limited is an Irish registered Patent Attorney.

One director of Franks & Co Limited is an UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.

One director of Franks & Co Limited is an Irish registered Trade Mark Attorney.

All directors of Franks & Co (South) Limited are European Patent Attorneys, European Trade Mark Attorneys, UK registered Patent Attorneys, and UK registered Trade Mark Attorneys.

Additionally, individual employees of Franks & Co are also regulated by the codes of conduct of the professional bodies to which they belong, or by the independent regulatory bodies appropriate to their qualifications, and adhere to their recommended training systems. These include:

For European Patent Attorneys, the European Patent Institute (epi) www.patentepi.com

For European Trade Mark Attorneys, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) www.euipo.europa.eu

For UK registered Patent Attorneys the Intellectual Property regulation Board (IPReg) www.ipreg.org.uk, and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, www.cipa.org.uk

For UK Patent Administrators and UK Patent Secretaries, the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, www.cipa.org.uk

For UK registered Trade Mark Attorneys, the Intellectual Property regulation Board (IPReg) www.ipreg.org.uk, and the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, www.citma.org.uk

For UK Trade Mark Administrators, and UK Trade Mark Secretaries the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, www.citma.org.uk

For Irish Patent Attorneys, the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys APTMA www.aptma.ie

For Irish Trade Mark Attorneys, the Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys APTMA www.aptma.ie

For Chartered Engineers, the Institute of Engineering Technology, www.theiet.org

For European Engineers, the European Federation of National Engineering Associations, www.feani.org