China National Intellectual Property Administration to Close for Additional Days Due to Coronavirus

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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 …

CNIPA Closing for New Year

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The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will be closed on January 1, 2020 for the New Year holiday. All official deadlines falling on the above date will be automatically extended to January 2, 2020. Please note that Christmas is not an official holiday in China and the deadlines of China IP matters that fall on December 25, 2019 will not be postponed to December 26, 2019.  The upcoming Lunar New Year (Spring Festival) will be January 24 – 30, …

Extended CNIPA Holiday Closure – Chinese National Day

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The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will be closed from October 1, 2019 to October 7, 2019 for the Chinese National Day holiday. All official deadlines falling on the above dates will be automatically extended to October 8, 2019.  Note that Saturday, September 28, 2019 and Saturday, October 12, 2019 will be work days and CNIPA will be open.  Accordingly, please provide your Chinese counsel with instructions for actions due as soon as possible to avoid a rush immediately …

Upcoming CNIPA Holiday Closure – Mid-Autumn Festival

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The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will be closed from September 13, 2019 to September 15, 2019 for the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节). All official deadlines falling on the above holiday will be automatically extended to September 16, 2019. Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival, is a harvest festival celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar – usually falling in September or October. Chinese celebrate the holiday by gathering with …