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EPO offices closed from 24.12.2016 to 1.1.2017

EPO offices closed from 24.12.2016 to 1.1.2017

Please note that all our offices (Munich, The Hague, Berlin and Vienna) will be closed over the holiday period from 24 December 2016 and will open again on 2 January 2017. During this time no customer support will be available. You can use our contact form to send us an enquiry over this period except from 27 December to 29 December 2016, when the service will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

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. 

Please bear in mind that 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 (Rule 134(1) EPC).