Official Journal November 2017

Citation: A97
Online publication date: 30.11.2017

EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE


Information from the EPO

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 7 November 2017 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2018

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 2018, 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 2018 are listed below.

 

 

Days

 

Munich

The Hague

Berlin

New Year's Day

01.01.2018

Good Friday

30.03.2018

Easter Monday

02.04.2018

National Holiday

27.04.2018

 

 

Labour Day

01.05.2018

Ascension Day

10.05.2018

Whit Monday

21.05.2018

Day of German Unity

03.10.2018

 

All Saints' Day

01.11.2018

Christmas Eve

24.12.2018

Christmas Day

25.12.2018

Boxing Day

26.12.2018

Bridging day

27.12.2018

Bridging day

28.12.2018

New Year's Eve

31.12.2018

 

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