Office Hours

Our regular Office Hours:

Monday: 8.00 to 18.00 
Tuesday: 8.00 to 18.00 
Wednesday: 8.00 to 18.00 
Thursday: 8.00 to 18.00 
Friday: 8.00 to 17.00 

 

Office closures due to Holidays 

Here you will find an overview of the public holidays on which our office is closed. Likewise provided is information concerning the expiry on these days of time-limits before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

* Please note that, on days on which our office is closed due to a public holiday but a time-limit nonetheless expires at the respective intellectual property office, this time-limit does not automatically extend to the next working day. We therefore kindly request that, in respect of time-limits expiring on such days, you provide us with your instructions by 12:00 CET on the preceding working day.

** The time-limit automatically extends to the next working day.

Thank you.

Overview 2020

Date Day of the week Holiday dompatent EPO EUIPO DPMA
Jan 01 Wednesday New Year closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit
Feb 20 Thursday Womans’Carnival Day opened only in the morning *Expiry of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit
Feb 24 Monday Carnival Monday closed *Expiry of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit
Apr 10 Friday Good Friday closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit
Apr 13 Monday Easter Monday closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit
May 01 Friday May Day closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit
May 21 Thursday Ascension Day closed **Extension of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit **Extension of time-Limit
Jun 01 Monday Whit Monday closed **Extension of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit **Extension of time-Limit
Jun 11 Thursday Corpus Christi closed **Extension of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit **Extension of time-limit
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit
Dec 25 Friday First Christmas Holiday closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit
Dec 31 Tuesday New Year´s Eve closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit *Expiry of time-Limit