North West Expo, Manchester Wednesday November 20, 2019

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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Franks & Co will be attending & exhibiting at the Great British Expo’s North West Expo at Etihad Stadium, Manchester City Football Club on Wednesday November 20, 2019.

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NW Expo exhibiting

The event is from 10am to 3pm.

The Great British Expo’s, which runs the North West Expo event have now been running for 4 years and have had over 43,000 small and medium sized enterprises attending their events since launching.

The event is the largest SME business event within the Manchester region and attracts each year on average more than 1030 exhibitors and 1600 visitors.

Tickets for this one day event are free.

Abdulmalik Lawal, Chartered and European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney will be available at the Franks & Co table. Abdul will be offering 10 - 15 minute one-to-one advice sessions throughout the day.

If you would like any specific advice on your patent, trade mark, design or other intellectual property requirements, he will be available throughout the day. If you would like to book a specific 15 minute slot for no cost preliminary advice then please email Abdul directly at

If you would rather have a personal appointment in a non-public setting, Franks & Co offer a free no obligation 30 minute consultation at our Manchester office to all North West Expo exhibitors and visitors on production of a North West Expo ticket. For a free consultation at our Manchester office please contact Abdulmalik Lawal, enclosing a scan, photo or electronic copy of your North West Expo ticket.

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Article by Robert Franks, November 01, 2019

Article Published November 1, 2019