Reminder: China National Intellectual Property Administration to Close for Spring Festival 2022

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The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will be closed January 31st to February 6th 2022 for the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival). Note, to compensate, CNIPA will be open  on January 29 (Saturday) and January 30 (Sunday).  Patent deadlines are postponed to the next following non-weekend workday. Other closure dates for 2022 Chinese holidays can be found here.

Chinese Patent Office Closure Dates – 2022

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China’s State Council has released the official holiday schedule for 2022.  The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will be closed on official holidays but open on the weekend workdays indicated below. Patent deadlines are postponed to the next following non-weekend workday. 1. New Year’s Day: January 1st to 3rd, 2022 – CNIPA will be closed for a total of 3 days. 2. Spring Festival (Chinese New Year): January 31st to February 6th, the holiday is extended for a total …

China National Intellectual Property Administration to Close February 11, 2021 – February 17, 2021 for Chinese New Year

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The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will close from February 11, 2021 to February 17, 2021 for the Chinese New Year holiday. All official deadlines falling on the above dates will automatically be extended to February 18, 2021. Note February 7, 2021, Sunday and February 20, 2021, Saturday will be working days in China. Patent deadlines that fall due on these weekend dates will be postponed to the following Monday. However, trademark deadlines are not postponed.