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 2019

Date Day of the week Holiday dompatent EPO EUIPO DPMA
Jan 01 Tuesday New Year closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit
Feb 28 Thursday Womans´Carnival Day open only until midday *Expiry of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit *Expiry of time-Limit
Mar 04 Monday Carnival Monday closed *Expiry of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit *Expiry of time-Limit
Apr 19 Friday Good Friday closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit
Apr 22 Monday Easter Monday closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit
May 01 Wednesday May Day closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit
May 30 Thursday Ascension Day closed **Extension of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit **Extension of time-Limit
Jun 10 Monday Whit Monday closed **Extension of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit **Extension of time-Limit
Jun 20 Thursday Corpus Christi closed **Extension of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit **Extension of time-limit
Oct 03 Thursday Day of German Unity closed **Extension of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit **Extension of time-limit
Nov 01 Friday All Saints´Day closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit
Dec 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit
Dec 25 Wednesday First Christmas Holiday closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit
Dec 26 Thursday Second Christmas Holiday closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit
Dec 27 Friday “bridge day” opened **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit *Expiry of time-limit
Dec 31 Tuesday New Year´s Eve closed **Extension of time-limit **Extension of time-limit *Expiry of time-Limit