Official Journal September 2016

Citation: A74
Online publication date: 30.9.2016

EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE


Information from the EPO

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 21 July 2016 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2017

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 2017, 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 2017 are listed below.

 

Days

 

Munich

The Hague

Berlin

Epiphany

06.01.2017

 

 

Good Friday

14.04.2017

Easter Monday

17.04.2017

National Holiday

27.04.2017

 

 

Labour Day

01.05.2017

Liberation Day

05.05.2017

 

 

Ascension Day

25.05.2017

Whit Monday

05.06.2017

Corpus Christi

15.06.2017

 

 

Assumption Day

15.08.2017

 

 

Day of German Unity

03.10.2017

 

All Saints' Day

01.11.2017

 

 

Christmas Day

25.12.2017

Boxing Day

26.12.2017

Bridging day

27.12.2017

Bridging day

28.12.2017

Bridging day

29.12.2017

 

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