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Extension of periods expiring on 31 October 2017 – Corrigendum

On October 31st
this year the 500th anniversary of the Reformation will be
celebrated. The day has been exceptionally designated a national holiday in

The EPO filing
offices in Munich, Berlin and The Hague will be open
on the 31st of October. However, due to the national holiday in
Germany, mail will not be delivered to the EPO filing offices in Germany since
local postal service providers will not be operating on that day. The EPO therefore
informs users that there will be an extension of periods expiring on October 31st
under Rule 134 EPC.

Documents may still
be filed in electronic form, by fax or by delivery by hand at the EPO premises
or in the automated mailboxes [2].

Fee payments should
preferably be made via a deposit account held with the EPO or by online fee
payment. Attention is drawn to the possibility to submit debit orders with a
deferred execution date. For payments made by bank transfer, reference is made
to Article 7(3) RFees.

Oral proceedings
scheduled on that day will be taking place as usual.

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