OJ EPO 2015, A69 - Notice from the President of the European Patent Office dated 27 July 2015 concerning the days on which EPO filing offices are closed in 2016

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 2016, 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 2016 are listed below.

 

Days

 

Munich
The Hague
Berlin

New Year's Day

01.01.2016

Epiphany

06.01.2016

 

 

Good Friday

25.03.2016

Easter Monday

28.03.2016

National Holiday

27.04.2016

 

 

Ascension Day

05.05.2016

Whit Monday

16.05.2016

Corpus Christi

26.05.2016

 

 

Assumption Day

15.08.2016

 

 

Day of German Unity

03.10.2016

 

All Saints' Day

01.11.2016

 

 

Boxing Day

26.12.2016

Bridging day

27.12.2016

Bridging day

28.12.2016

Bridging day

29.12.2016

Bridging day

30.12.2016

 

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