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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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Thanks to the generosity of many of the staff of Franks & Co Limited, a cheque for 70.00 has just been sent to support a charity event taking place on July 02, 2014, on the Greek island of Kos.

The event is dedicated to improving the awful lives of the indigenous stray and feral cats. With the full approval and support of Greek Animal Rescue, a registered British charity, the funds will be used for direct veterinary treatment of the animals’ acute diseases and on neutering as a means of limiting numbers.

The matter was raised in Franks & Co Limited by Vanda Pichova, one of our  European Patent Attorneys, an ardent cat-lover and regular visitor to Kos who, appalled at the conditions in which the animals live and the extraordinarily low quality of their lives, decided to do something about it. She would like to extend her heartfelt thanks to all who took the time and trouble to contribute. Vanda will be at the event and taking photographs.

Article Published June 27, 2014