Official Journal November 2019

Citation: A97
Online publication date: 29.11.2019

EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE


Information from the EPO

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 14 November 2019 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2020

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 2020, 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 2020 are listed below.

 

Days

 

Munich

The Hague

Berlin

New Year's Day

01.01.2020

Epiphany

06.01.2020

 

 

Good Friday

10.04.2020

Easter Monday

13.04.2020

King's Day

27.04.2020

 

 

Labour Day

01.05.2020

Liberation Day

05.05.2020

 

 

Ascension Day

21.05.2020

Whit Monday

01.06.2020

Corpus Christi

11.06.2020

 

 

Christmas Eve

24.12.2020

Christmas Day

25.12.2020

Bridging day

28.12.2020

Bridging day

29.12.2020

Bridging day

30.12.2020

New Year's Eve

31.12.2020

 

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