(25)                 Closing of Patent and Trademark Office
                             on Monday, Feb. 23, 1987

   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 Feb. 23, 1987, the Patent 
and Trademark Office will consider Feb. 23, 1987, a "federal holiday 
within the District of Columbia" under 35 U.S.C. 21. Any action or fee 
due that day will be considered as timely for the purposes of, e.g., 
35 U.S.C. 119, 133 and 151, if the action is taken, or fee paid, on 
Feb. 24, 1987.

Feb. 27, 1987                                              DONALD J. QUIGG
                                                   Assistant Secretary and
                                                   Commissioner of Patents
                                                            and Trademarks

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