INFORMATION FROM THE EPO
List of holidays observed by EPO filing offices and the national patent authorities in 2008
The Greek Industrial Property Organisation (OBI) has informed us that, in addition to the list of holidays published in OJ EPO 2008, 29, it was closed this year on Thursday, 31 January 2008.
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 the contracting state.