Official Journal October 2020

Citation: A115
Online publication date: 30.10.2020

EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE


Information from the EPO

Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 16 October 2020 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2021

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. For PCT proceedings, the list below applies mutatis mutandis for the purposes of Rule 80.5 PCT.

2. In 2021, 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 2021 are listed below.

Days

 

Munich

The Hague

Berlin

New Year's Day

01.01.2021

Epiphany

06.01.2021

 

 

International Women's Day

08.03.2021

 

 

Good Friday

02.04.2021

Easter Monday

05.04.2021

King's Day

27.04.2021

 

 

Liberation Day

05.05.2021

 

 

Ascension Day

13.05.2021

Whit Monday

24.05.2021

Corpus Christi

03.06.2021

 

 

All Saints' Day

01.11.2021

 

 

Christmas Eve

24.12.2021

Bridging day

27.12.2021

Bridging day

28.12.2021

Bridging day

29.12.2021

Bridging day

30.12.2021

New Year's Eve

31.12.2021

 

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