On November 25, 2020, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China announced the holiday schedule for 2021 including for the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA). Patent deadlines are postponed to the next regular working day.
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will close from October 1 through October 8, 2020 for a combination of Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays. All patent and trademark deadlines that fall within this period are postponed to October 9, 2020.
The China National Intellectual Property Administration (“CNIPA”) will be closed from June 25, 2020 to 27 June 27, 2020 for the Dragon Boat Festival. Note that CNIPA will be open on Sunday, June 28, 2020. All patent deadlines falling in the period of June 25 through and including June 28 are postponed to June 29, 2020. However, trademark deadlines will only be extended to Sunday, June 28, 2020 and not to Monday, June 29, 2020.
The General Office of the State Council announced that the Chinese New Year Holiday will be officially extended through and including February 2, 2020. Accordingly, the China National Intellectual Property Administration will remain closed through February 2 and reopen on February 3. Therefore, all patent and trademark deadlines falling on January 31 and February 1, 2020 will be extended to February 3, 2020. The General Office of the State Council explained that extended holiday was “to strengthen the prevention and …