Holiday Notice —December 29, 2017 to January 3, 2018 and January 8, 2018
Please note that the Japan Patent Office and the Intellectual Property High Court will be closed from December 29, 2017 (Friday) to January 3, 2018 (Wednesday) for Year-end and New Year holidays, and on January 8, 2018 (Monday) for a national holiday; our office will also be closed on these dates. Further, our office will be closed on January 6 (Saturday) and 7 (Sunday).
Our office will be open on January 4 (Thursday), 5 (Friday) and 9 (Tuesday), 2018, as usual. Please note that, in Japan, when a due date for filing a patent application or a response to an Official Action falls on a holiday, the due date will become the first working day after the holiday.
Please be advised that during each of these holidays, our server and our facsimile machines will be operative and we will receive all incoming emails and facsimile messages. However, should there be any urgent matters, which require our immediate action, please let us have instructions or inquiries before the holidays.
We apologize for any potential inconvenience that may be caused to you in this regard, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
Yours very truly,