Official Journal November 2022

Citation: A107
Online publication date: 30.11.2022

EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE


Information from the EPO

Notice from the European Patent Office dated 14 November 2022 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2023

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 2023, 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 2023 are listed below.

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

 

Days

 

Munich

The Hague

Berlin

Epiphany

06.01.2023

 

 

International Women's Day

08.03.2023

 

 

Good Friday

07.04.2023

Easter Monday

10.04.2023

King's Day

27.04.2023

 

 

Labour Day

01.05.2023

 

Liberation Day

05.05.2023

 

 

Ascension Day

18.05.2023

Whit Monday

29.05.2023

Corpus Christi

08.06.2023

 

 

Assumption Day

15.08.2023

 

 

Day of German Unity

03.10.2023

 

All Saints' Day

01.11.2023

 

 

Christmas Day

25.12.2023

Boxing Day

26.12.2023

Bridging day

27.12.2023

Bridging day

28.12.2023

Bridging day

29.12.2023

 

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