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Official Journal April 2019

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Citation: OJ EPO 2019, A33
Online publication date: 30.4.2019

List of days in 2019 on which EPO filing offices and national patent authorities of the EPC contracting states are closed – corrigendum

The Luxembourg Intellectual Property Office has informed us that this year, in addition to the list of holidays published in OJ EPO 2019, A7, it will also be closed on the following day:

Thursday, 9 May 2019.

The German Patent and Trademark Office has informed us that this year, in addition to the list of holidays published in OJ EPO 2019, A7, its Jena sub-office will also be closed on the following day:

Friday, 20 September 2019.

Under Rule 134(1) EPC, periods expiring on a day on which at least one of the EPO's filing offices is not open for receipt of documents are extended to the first day thereafter on which all the filing offices are open for receipt of documents.

Under Rule 134(3) EPC, the provisions of Rule 134(1) EPC apply mutatis mutandis where acts are performed with the central industrial property office or other competent authority of a contracting state.