April 2019 | No. 04/2019


European Patent Office in Berlin:  No postal services on 8 March 2019

The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced that 8 March is now a public holiday in the state of Berlin, Germany.  Although the EPO filing office in Berlin was open on that date, no mail was delivered to it as local postal service providers did not operate on that day.  Consequently, the EPO announced that there was an extension of periods expiring on 8 March 2019 under EPC Rule 134.  A notice concerning the extension of periods expiring on that day has been published on the EPO website at: