[IMPORTANT] Winter Holiday Notice 2019

[IMPORTANT] Winter Holiday Notice 2019

The holiday season is upon us, and as always, particular attention should be paid to all matters having deadlines falling at the end of December and the beginning of January.

Please note the holidays below.

* Both our office and the JPO will be closed from Saturday, December 28, 2019 to Sunday, January 5, 2020.

* Monday, January 13, 2020, is a national holiday in Japan. Both our office and the JPO will be closed.

Official deadlines at the Japanese Patent Office which fall on the above-mentioned holidays will automatically be extended to the next working day.

Since some of our foreign clients will have holidays during the week of December 23, we may not be able to communicate with such clients for the entire two weeks.

Accordingly, please provide us with your instructions by December 20, 2019 (Japan Time), for cases which are due between Wednesday, December 25, 2019, and Sunday, January 5, 2020. If we cannot receive your instructions by December 20, 2019 (Japan Time), please understand that we may have to request a one-month extension, if available.

Our best wishes to you this holiday season, and a very happy new year to you all!

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