The German Patent and Trademark Office has informed us that this year, in addition to the list of holidays published in OJ EPO 2013, 21, it will also be closed on the following days:
Friday, 27 December 2013 and
Monday, 30 December 2013.
Under Rule 134(1) EPC, periods expiring on a day on which at least one of the EPO's filing offices 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.