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Holidays 2017



Owing to following Holidays for 2017, our offices as well as the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office will be closed.
Hence, please make sure to send us any urgent instructions for these days well in advance of our office closure.

  • Anniversary of German unification 3rd October 2017
  • Reformation Day 31st October 2017
  • All Saints Day 1st November 2017 **
  • Christmas Day 25th December 2017
  • Boxing Day 26th December 2017



* While the  European Patent Office will be open, there will be no mail delivery to the EPO due to the German national holiday. For this reason, no official deadlines pending before the EPO will expire on that date, but rather will be postponed until the next regular working day (November 2, 2017). Oral proceedings scheduled on that day will be taking place as usual.


** The offices in Düsseldorf and Hamburg will be open on 1st November 2017.