Franks & Co Named UK Intellectual Property Firm of the Year 2012

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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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Sheffield based firm, Franks & Co European Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys recently received the prestigious Lawyer Monthly award for UK Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 2012.

The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards celebrate firms that have achieved success both in commercial terms and in terms of innovation, whilst also considering the different challenges and contexts in which legal firms operate.

Over the past six months the awards research team collected and collated votes online. Each vote was compared against a strict set of measurable criteria in order to produce a list of finalists and the eventual winners.

Robert Franks, owner and Patent Attorney at Franks & Co, said “We are absolutely thrilled to have won this award and to have been recognised for our professional achievement and excellence in the intellectual property sector.”

Article Published October 30, 2012