Holidays 2013The end of 2013 is almost upon us.  We here at Patent Watch Online are trying to plan out our time and tasks before the end of the year – so we can take a little R&R.  There a number of holidays coming up at the different Patent Offices.  In order to allow you to plan your time accordingly, we wanted to list the upcoming holidays.  It would be a shame to have a deadline missed due to the holidays or having to work on a holiday to finish a project.  We want everyone to be able to have a little vacation time.

Below we’ve listed several patent offices (USPTO, CIPO, EPO, WIPO) and the days they will be closed in 2013.  Okay – we also included holidays in the beginning of 2014.

Please keep in mind that just because the Patent Office is listed as open during the holiday, does not mean that it will be fully staffed.  So if you have questions or problems, there may not be anyone there who can actually help you.  Again, the reason why it’s so important to plan at this time of the year.

Once all the holidays for 2014 are released, we will not only list all the holidays for the new year, but also create our downloadable calendars for outlook and google.  That’s our present to you.  We hope that you find the calendars useful.


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November 28, 2013 – Thanksgiving

December 25, 2013 – Christmas Day

January 1, 2014 – New Year’s Day

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December 25, 2013 – Christmas Day

December 26, 2013 – Christmas Day

January 1, 2014 – New Year’s Day

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All 3 offices (Munich, The Hague, Berlin) will be closed on these days.

December 23, 2013 – Bridging Day

December 24, 2013 – Christmas Eve

December 25, 2013 – Christmas Day

December 26, 2013 – Boxing Day

December 27, 2013 – Bridging Day

December 30, 2013 – Bridging Day

December 31, 2013 – New Year’s Eve

January 1, 2014 – New Year’s Day

[December 28, 29 are Saturday and Sunday.]

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December 25, 2013 – Christmas

December 26, 2013 – Christmas

January 1, 2014 – New Year’s Day

January 2, 2014 – New Year