Public holidays to 1 January 2014
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.|
|1 January 2013||Public Holiday|
|29 March 2013||Public Holiday|
|1 April 2013||Public Holiday|
|6 May 2013||Public Holiday|
|27 May 2013||Public Holiday|
|26 August 2013||Public Holiday|
|25 December 2013||Public Holiday|
|26 December 2013||Public Holiday|
|1 January 2014||Public Holiday|
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 between 09:00 to 17:00 (Monday to Friday). However this service will only be available until 12:30 on Monday 24 December 2012 and until 13:30 on Monday 31 December 2012.
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.