ip21 teams up with FDS to offer trademark services

ip21 has become the latest Franchise Development Services (FDS) Associate, to offer professional services to the franchise community.

The patent and trademark specialists, whose head office is at Norwich Research Park, will be working closely with FDS to assist franchisors and prospective franchisors with their intellectual property.

Managing Director of FDS, Professor Roy Seaman CFE said: "We have known and worked with the founders of ip21 since the formation of FDS in 1981.

"They are one of the most highly respected patents, trademark and design registration providers in the country and we are delighted to welcome them on board as an FDS Associate and will have no hesitation in recommending them to all existing and future clients. They are renowned for their speed, efficiency and fair pricing."

ip21 provides the full range of intellectual property services expected from a patent and trademark firm, plus additional business and design advice services. For franchisors, ip21's team of Trade Mark Attorneys offers a free health-check to existing brands and a cost-effective monitoring service so its clients are always one step ahead of their competitors.

ip21 also provides services including free advice on the basic elements needed to register a brand and clearance services to check the rights of others.