(233)                       Change in Legal Holidays

   The Commissioner's Notice of Sept. 25, 1979, "Change in Legal 
Holidays," is hereby rescinded in view of Public Law 98-144, enacted 
Nov. 2, 1983, which amended the listing of legal public holidays in 5 
USC    6103. That amendment took effect in 1986 and added a new legal 
holiday relating to the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. This new 
holiday is designated for the third Mon. in Jan.
   Section 6103, as amended, reads as follows:

   New Year's Day, Jan. 1
   Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the third Mon. in Jan.
   Washington's Birthday, the third Mon. in Feb.
   Memorial Day, the last Mon. in May
   Independence Day, July 4
   Labor Day, the first Mon. in Sept.
   Columbus Day, the second Mon. in Oct.
   Veterans Day, Nov. 11
   Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thurs. in Nov.
   Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
   Each of the holidays enumerated will constitute a "Federal holiday
within the District of Columbia," as referred to in Section 21, Title
35, United States Code. In accordance with 37 CFR 1.6(a) and 1.10(a),
the Patent and Trademark Office will not receive papers on these
holidays. Actions required to be taken on such days may be taken on the
next succeeding day that the Office is open for business in accordance
with 37 CFR 1.7.

July 15, 1986                                             DONALD J. QUIGG
                                                  Assistant Secretary and
                                                  Commissioner of Patents
                                                           and Trademarks

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