China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will be closed from September 29, 2023, Friday, through October 6, 2023, Friday, for the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day Holiday in China. However, October 7, 2023 (Saturday) and October 8, 2023 (Sunday) will be working days in China. Patent deadlines will be extended to October 9, 2023 but trademark deadlines will only be extended to October 7, 2023.
Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) is perhaps the second most important traditional Chinese holiday after Chinese New Year. The holiday is often celebrated by eating moon cake and observing the full moon outdoors.
National Day (国庆节) celebrates the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949.