1.3.1 Public holidays (Rule 134(1) EPC)

According to R. 134(1) EPC, if a period expires on a day on which one of the filing offices of the EPO is not open for receipt of documents or on which mail is not delivered there, the period shall extend to the first day thereafter on which all the filing offices are open for receipt of documents and on which mail is delivered. This also applies to periods concerning payments (J 1/81).

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