Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 22 November 2012 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2013

1. Under Rule 134(1) EPC, time limits expiring on a day on which at least one EPO filing office is not open for receipt of documents (closing days) are extended until the first day thereafter on which all the filing offices are open for receipt of documents and on which ordinary mail is delivered.

2. In 2013, as hitherto, the EPO's filing offices in Munich, The Hague and Berlin will be closed for the receipt of documents on every Saturday and Sunday. The other closing days in 2013 are listed below.


Days

 

Munich

The Hague

Berlin

New Year's Day

01.01.2013

x

x

x

Good Friday

29.03.2013

x

x

x

Easter Monday

01.04.2013

x

x

x

National Holiday

30.04.2013

 

x

 

May Day

01.05.2013

x

x

x

Ascension Day

09.05.2013

x

x

x

Whit Monday

20.05.2013

x

x

x

Corpus Christi 

30.05.2013

x

   

Assumption Day

15.08.2013

x

   

Day of German Unity

03.10.2013

x

 

x

All Saints' Day

01.11.2013

x

   

Bridging day

23.12.2013

x

x

x

Christmas Eve

24.12.2013

x

x

x

Christmas Day

25.12.2013

x

x

x

Boxing Day

26.12.2013

x

x

x

Bridging day

27.12.2013

x

x

x

Bridging day

30.12.2013

x

x

x

New Year's Eve

31.12.2013

x

x

x


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