EPO offices closed from 24 December 2018 to 1 January 2019

Please note that our offices will be closed over the holiday period from 24 December 2018 to 1 January 2019 inclusive. They will open again on 2 January 2019. During this time no user support will be available. You may continue to use our contact form to send us enquiries, except for the period between 12.00 hrs on 27 December and 08.00 hrs on 31 December, when our online forms will not be available for maintenance reasons.

A backlog of enquiries is likely to accumulate while we are closed, and we will do our utmost to respond to them as soon as possible. However, please be aware that our customary response times may be adversely affected for a short while. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

For information on time limits expiring on a day on which at least one EPO filing office is closed for receipt of documents, please see OJ EPO 2018, A6.

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