News Archive 2009 - Franks & Co

Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The staff at Franks & Co were saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with His Majesty King Charles III and the rest of the Royal Family.

The United Kingdom is now officially in a period of mourning until after the Queen’s state funeral which is to be held on Monday 19 September. Normal day-to-day business will continue throughout this period.

The UK government has declared the day of the funeral to be a national Bank Holiday, so the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office will be closed on Monday 19 September.

The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office’s official guidance on bank holidays is given below:

The office is deemed to be closed on weekends, Good Friday, Christmas Day and all England and Wales bank holidays for all types of business, except for the filing of new applications not claiming priority. If documents are filed for these types of business at times when the office is deemed to be closed, they will receive an official filing date of the next working day.

Any official time period which expires on a weekend or any other day on which the office is closed is extended to the next working day.

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29/12/2009 - Community Patent Developments

Patent protection in Europe is provided by the European Patent Convention.

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23/11/2009 - WIPO Extends Online Access To Patents

The World Intellectual Property Organisation's (WIPO) database of

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30/10/2009 - Member States Simplify International Design Registration System

Member states of the international design registration system managed by

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05/10/2009 - 100th Patent Office Opinion Requested

The UK Intellectual Property Office opinions service have now received the

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02/10/2009 - CIPA Congress

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys held its annual congress on

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19/09/2009 - Trade Mark Official Fees Reduced

Trade mark application e-filing discount.

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19/09/2009 - Chartered Patent Attorneys visit China

British patent attorneys support Lord Mandelson and British Ambassador in

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11/09/2009 - Liberia Joins International Trade Marks System

On September 11, 2009, the Government of Liberia deposited with the

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