Nicholas Carrier

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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Patent and Trade Mark Representative

Nick Carrier

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  • BEng in Aerospace Engineering, University of Sheffield

Nick joined Franks & Co in 2021

Nick graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Nick’s degree covered a wide range of engineering disciplines spanning from electrical and control engineering to materials engineering, specialising in Aerospace structures. In his final year, Nick wrote a dissertation on the subject of thermomechanical processing of high strength low alloy steels for the aerospace industry.

Following graduation, Nick worked in research and development for a large UK automotive manufacturer, specialising in powertrain development specifically for high-speed stability and off-road capability.

Nick began his career in Intellectual Property in private practice. He next joined the in-house intellectual property department of a leading agricultural equipment manufacturer where he managed the global tractor and powertrain intellectual property portfolios and controlled the portfolio strategy.

Following relocation and immediately prior to and joining Franks & Co, Nick worked for a technology focussed international leading law firm, specifically in patent intelligence where he worked with clients in landscaping and valuation of patent portfolios and supported international clients during licensing disputes and litigation.


  • Student member of CIPA (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys)