List of days in 2012 on which EPO filing offices and national patent authorities of the EPC contracting states are closed

The Icelandic Patent Office has informed us that this year, in addition to the list of holidays published in OJ EPO 2012, 25, it will also be closed on the following day:

Monday, 31 December 2012.

Under Rule 134(1) EPC, periods expiring on a day on which at least one of the filing offices of the EPO is not open for receipt of documents are extended to the first day thereafter on which all the filing offices are open for receipt of documents.

Under Rule 134(3) EPC, the provisions of Rule 134(1) EPC apply mutatis mutandis where acts are performed with the central industrial property office or other competent authority of a contracting state.

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