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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Since the early 1990's UK patent and trade mark attorneys have taken on the specialist role as the primary resource for clients wishing to enforce their patent, trade mark and design rights in the UK Courts.

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With the advent of the European Union trade mark and the Community design, the UK registered patent and trade mark attorney professions have become the primary body of representatives for UK clients before the Community Trade Marks and Designs Courts.

Our Litigation Group specialises in formal court actions in the field of patents, trade mark and designs and immediately peripheral matters. We provide competent and expert legal advice as well as providing a calm and methodical representation of our clients acting alongside or against third parties to achieve the most favourable outcome for our clients. Our specialist patent, trade mark and design litigators are qualified and experienced at representing clients in the following courts:

UK Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court (IPEC)

UK Patents Court (High Court)

European Union Trade Marks Court

European Community Designs Court

UK Court of Appeal.

Through our international associates, our group has also defended patent infringement actions in the German Courts.


Experts in Disputes

Robert B Franks Robert B Franks

Chartered & European Patent Attorney and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
E : robert.franks@franksco.com
T : +44 (0)114 249 9888

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