Vanda Pichova

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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European & Czech Patent and Trade Mark Attorney


• European Patent Attorney (EPO)
• Registered Patent Attorney, Czech Republic
• European Trade Mark Attorney (EUIPO)
• Registered Trade Mark Attorney Czech Republic
• European Design Attorney (EUIPO)


European Patent Attorney (EPO), European Trade Mark Attorney (EUIPO), Registered patent & trade mark attorney, Czech Republic, MSC in Chemistry


Vanda is specialised in EU trade marks and designs, Czech national patents, trade marks and designs and European patents.


Vanda has more than 25 year’s experience in the field of intellectual property. Vanda is a representative before the European Patent Office (EPO), the Czech Patent Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Vanda works within our Antwerp office. Her work encompasses mainly patents, designs and trade marks.

Professional Translations

More than 30 years of experience in the field, including legal translations, translations in the fields of chemistry, pharmacy, medicine and psychology.
English studies at American College Dublin. Vanda has provided professional translation services to the European Union.

Vanda can provide translation of patents and other legal documents from English to Czech and vice versa.


• Member of EPI (European Patent Institute)