Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 2 October 2013 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2014

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 2014, 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 2014 are listed below.

Days

Munich

The Hague

Berlin

New Year's Day

01.01.2014

x

x

x

Epiphany

06.01.2014

x

Good Friday

18.04.2014

x

x

x

Easter Monday

21.04.2014

x

x

x

May Day

01.05.2014

x

x

x

Liberation Day

05.05.2014

x

Ascension Day

29.05.2014

x

x

x

Whit Monday

09.06.2014

x

x

x

Corpus Christi

19.06.2014

x

Assumption

15.08.2014

x

Day of German Unity

03.10.2014

x

x

Christmas Eve

24.12.2014

x

x

x

Christmas Day

25.12.2014

x

x

x

Boxing Day

26.12.2014

x

x

x

Bridging day

29.12.2014

x

x

x

Bridging day

30.12.2014

x

x

x

New Year's Eve

31.12.2014

x

x

x

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