Luke Franks

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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  • BSc in Marine Biology with Oceanography, University of Southampton

Luke joined Franks & Co. in 2021

Luke graduated from the University of Southampton with a degree in Marine Biology with Oceanography. Luke’s degree specialised in aquaculture and the environmental effects of globalisation but also covered a wide range of technical disciplines including fluid mechanics and geophysics. His final year project involved reviewing the impact of the recently introduced environmental legislation on the Manila Clam fishery in Poole Harbour, Dorset.

Throughout his degree Luke also studied modules in coding and technical writing.

Luke is now furthering his understanding of UK, European and International patent law. He is gaining experience across a range of intellectual property matters, including patents, trade marks and designs.