Notice of the President of the European Patent Office dated 11 November 2021 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2022

This text is intended for publication in the Official Journal (OJ) of the EPO. It is made available in advance on the EPO website merely as a courtesy to the public. Only the text subsequently published in the officially certified PDF file of the OJ is authentic. It cannot be guaranteed that this advance version accurately replicates that text.

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 2022, 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 2022 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

06.01.2022

International Women's Day

08.03.2022

Good Friday

15.04.2022

Easter Monday

18.04.2022

King's Day

27.04.2022

Liberation Day

05.05.2022

Ascension Day

26.05.2022

Whit Monday

06.06.2022

Corpus Christi

16.06.2022

Assumption Day

15.08.2022

Day of German Unity

03.10.2022

All Saints' Day

01.11.2022

Boxing Day

26.12.2022

Bridging day

27.12.2022

Bridging day

28.12.2022

Bridging day

29.12.2022

Bridging day

30.12.2022

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