(27)              Closing of Patent and Trademark Office
                      on Thursday, January 20, 1994
                      and Friday, February 11, 1994

In view of the official closing of the Federal and District of Columbia 
government offices in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, 
including the Patent and Trademark Office, on
January 20, 1994 and February 11, 1994, the Patent and Trademark Office
will consider each of those days a "federal holiday within the District of
Columbia" under 35 U.S.C.    21. Any action or fee due on either of those
days will be considered as timely for the purpose of, e.g., 35 U.S.C.     
119, 133 and 151, if the action is taken, or fee paid, on the next
succeeding business day on which the Patent and Trademark Office was open
(i.e., Friday, January 21, 1994, and Monday, February 14, 1994,
March 10, 1994                                             BRUCE A. LEHMAN
                                       Assistant Secretary of Commerce and
                                    Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks

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