Franks & Co

Franks & Co

Company Profile

Franks & Co is a long established firm of Chartered patent and trade mark attorneys with offices in Sheffield, Manchester, Northampton and Antwerp.

Our team of patent and trade mark attorneys and litigators offer a high level of technical and legal expertise across all aspects of patent, trade mark, designs, copyright and knowledge transfer.

We act for a range of clients, from the world's largest multi-national corporations, through to our local national client base including UK household names and leading consumer brands. We work with branding professionals to create new brands and protect those in markets across Europe and the world.

We provide a worldwide service for filing, prosecution and registration of trade marks. We have trade mark experience in all sectors including fashion, retail, food and beverages, household & consumer products, computing, finance, insurance, building products, furniture, homeware, medical and surgical products, and telecommunications.

Our core service is high quality independent, comprehensive and objective advice. Our multidisciplinary teams provide depth of experience combined with recent up to date technical and legal knowledge to allow our clients the best overall package. We are experts in acquiring, securing and registering IP rights and managing IP portfolios.

We offer a sound commercial focus, good working relationships with our clients and sensitivity to our client’s intellectual property budgets. We find that once we have established a good relationship with our clients, they tend to stay for many years.

Trade mark services provided

  • Full UK, European and international trade mark filing and prosecution
  • Overseas national trade mark protection
  • Freedom to operate /clearance searching
  • Trade mark infringement opinions
  • Opposition and enforcement
  • Assignments, licensing and other transactions
  • Due diligence
  • Cancellation / invalidity proceedings
  • Trade mark litigation
  • Settlement agreements and coexistence agreements
  • Passing off
  • Brand portfolio management

For further details on our IP services please visit our website


Sheffield: +44 (0) 114 249 9888    [email protected]

Manchester: +44 (0) 161 820 2891     [email protected]

Northampton: +44 (0) 1604 632 436    [email protected]

Antwerp:  [email protected]

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