Abdulmalik Lawal

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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Chartered Patent & Trade Mark Attorney and European Patent Attorney

Abdul Lawal patent and trade mark attorney

E: abdulmalik.lawal@franksco.com T:+44 (0)114 249 9888

  • International Patent Attorney (WIPO)
  • European Patent Attorney (EPO)
  • Chartered Patent Attorney (UK)
  • Registered Patent Attorney (UK)
  • International Design Attorney (WIPO)
  • MSc in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Queen Mary University of London
  • PhD in Computational Fluids Dynamics, University of Southampton
  • Chartered Trade Mark Attorney (UK)
  • International Trade Mark Attorney (WIPO)
  • International Design Attorney (WIPO)
  • Professional Certificate Trade Mark Practice, Nottingham Trent University

Abdul joined Franks & Co. in April 2015. He has over 15 years’ experience in general patent agency, covering a wide range of generalist technologies.


Abdul read Mechanical Engineering at Queen Mary University of London, then gained a PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics at the University of Southampton.


Abdul is a representative before the European Patent Office (EPO), the UK Intellectual Property Office (incorporating the UK Trade Marks Registry and the UK Designs Registry), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Abdul has experience in a wide range of technologies including oil & gas, construction, medical devices, and renewable energy. He has prepared, filed and prosecuted UK and foreign patent and design applications on behalf of small and medium sized companies, universities, and multinationals.

Abdul is a director of Franks & Co (Mancunium) Limited.


  • Member of EPI (European Patent Institute)
  • Fellow of CIPA (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA) Committee Member – Brand Restrictions Committee
  • Committee Member, IP Inclusive IP & ME
  • Committee Member, IP Inclusive North of England Network
  • CITMA (Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys)