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Happy Chinese New Year! - TW, CN, HK IP Offices Closed

Due to the Lunar New Year, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO), the Intellectual Property Department of Hong Kong (HK IPD), and the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) will be closed.

Like many patent offices, if due dates or deadlines fall on a day in which the Office is closed, they will automatically be "pushed back" to the first day the Office is again open.

For reference, the Office open and closed dates are marked on the charts below. Note the differences in Office closings for TIPO, HK IPD and SIPO. Also pay special attention to the "make-up" days for SIPO.


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