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Official Journal #6, 2009

Not a lot of new EQE-relevant material in this Official Journal. In summary:

Accession of San marino to the EPC (already reported here).
Accession of Lithuania to the London Agreement (already reported here).

OJ 2009, 400
List of holidays observed by EPO filing offices and the national patent authorities in 2009

The Institute for Industrial Property (INPI) in France has informed us that this year, in addition to the list of holidays published in OJ EPO 2009, 71, it will further be closed on the following days:
Friday, 22 May 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009

Under Rule 134(1) EPC, periods expiring on a day on which at least one of the filing offices of the EPO is not open for receipt of documents are extended to the first day thereafter on which all the filing offices are open for receipt of documents. Under Rule 134(3) EPC, the provisions of Rule 134(1) EPC apply mutatis mutandis where acts are performed with the
central industrial property office or other competent authority of a contracting state.

The OJ 2009 Summary will be updated and published in the download are.

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