Franks & Co shortlisted for Yorkshire Legal Awards

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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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We are very pleased to announce that Franks & Co has been shortlisted in two categories at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2018.

Diversity & Inclusion Shortlist
Intellectual Property Award

Franks & Co have been shortlisted for awards in the following categories: 

  • Intellectual Property
  • Diversity & Inclusion

The award ceremony will be held on October 11, 2018.

We are pleased that our hard work in our specialist field and our commitment to representing all of our staff and wider community have been recognised and look forward to celebrating with the other shortlisted firms in October. 


Article Published August 6, 2018