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Public holidays to 1 January 2015

The Intellectual Property Office

We will be closed on the following days:

Dates over the next 12 months that the office will be closed are shown in the first column. Read across each row to find the reason why the office will be closed on that date.
Date Reason
25 December 2013 Public Holiday
26 December 2013 Public Holiday
1 January 2014 Public Holiday
18 April 2014 Public Holiday
21 April 2014 Public Holiday
5 May 2014 Public Holiday
26 May 2014 Public Holiday
25 August 2014 Public Holiday
25 December 2014 Public Holiday
26 December 2014 Public Holiday
1 January 2015 Public Holiday

Filing date

Any new Patent and Trade Mark application not claiming priority will be given a filing date of the date received in this Office. This includes Saturdays, Sundays and all Public holidays.

Further information on this and the relevant hours of business for designs applications is available.

All other documents received on a weekend or excluded day will be given a filing date of the next working day.

Filing of documents by hand

You can still leave documents (in sealed packages) at Concept House and the London Office, 4 Abbey Orchard Street on these days.

Filing of documents by fax

You can fax documents to us on +44 (0) 1633 817777.

Fax back service

The fax back service is available from 09:00 to 17:00 (Monday to Friday). However this service will only be available until 12:30 on Tuesday 24 December 2013 and Tuesday 31 December 2013.

There will be no fax back service on the days when the Office is closed (see above).

Electronic filing of patent and trade mark applications

You can still send us patent and trade mark applications electronically, but there will be no staff available to help or advise you, on these days.