Closing of the USPTO on January 16, 2024

Published on: 02/05/2024 15:00 PM


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Closing of the USPTO on January 16, 2024

USPTO considers January 16 a federal holiday for actions, fee purposes

Due to the official, weather-related closing of federal government offices in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, January 16, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) considers that date a federal holiday.

The USPTO will deem actions or fees due on Tuesday, January 16, to be timely if taken or paid no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 17, which was the next business day the USPTO was open.

To learn more, read the full text of the Official Gazette Notice or visit the Major events impacting USPTO stakeholders webpage.


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