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At Riches McKenzie & Herbert LLP, we offer an unprecedented level of commitment to our clients.  As one of Canada’s oldest and most respected boutique intellectual property law firms, we always look to the future, while remaining true to the longstanding tradition of the firm founded by Charles H. Riches over a century ago.

HOLIDAY AND OFFICE CLOSURES IN CANADA

WEEKENDS

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is closed every Saturday and Sunday.

Our office likewise operates on a weekday schedule, and over the coming calendar year, will also be closed each Saturday and Sunday.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Christmas Day:                      Tuesday, 27 December 2022 (observed)

Boxing Day:                            Monday, 26 December 2022 

New Year’s Day:                    Monday, 2 January 2023 (observed)

Good Friday:                          Friday, 7 April 2023

Victoria Day:                          Monday, 22 May 2023

Canada Day:                         Monday, 3 July 2023 (observed)

Labour Day:                            Monday, 4 September 2023

Thanksgiving Day:                  Monday, 9 October 2023

Christmas Day:                       Monday, 25 December 2023 

Boxing Day:                            Tuesday, 26 December 2023

New Year’s Day:                     Monday, 1 January 2024 

PROVINCIAL HOLIDAYS

(i) CIPO Office Closures

In addition to weekends and public holidays, CIPO’s main office will be closed for Easter Monday on 10 April 2023; for Fête nationale du Québec (formally Saint- Jean-Baptiste Day) on Monday, 26 June 2023 (observed); for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Monday, 2 October 2023 (observed); and for Remembrance Day on Monday, 13 November 2023 (observed).

Our office will be open on each of Monday, 10 April 2023; Monday, 26 June 2023; Monday, 2 October 2023; and Monday, 13 November 2023.

(ii) Ontario Holidays/Office Closures

Our office will also be closed on public holidays, as well as the following days:

Afternoon Friday, 23 December 2022
Afternoon Friday, 30 December 2022
Family Day: Monday, 20 February 2023
Civic Holiday: Monday, 7 August 2023
Afternoon Friday, 22 December 2023
Afternoon Friday, 29 December 2023

EXTENSION OF DUE DATES

Patents | Trademarks | Industrial Designs

Any due dates to file new national patent, PCT patent, industrial design, or trademark applications which fall on either a Saturday or Sunday, on the first Monday in August, or on any of above-mentioned public holidays or days when CIPO’s main office is closed are extended to the next day on which CIPO is open for business.

Under the Canadian Patent Rules, Trademark Regulations and Industrial Design Regulations, due dates falling on Monday, 20 February 2023 will not be treated like a holiday, and thus will not be extended.  We therefore ask that you ensure to provide our office with instructions prior to 9 a.m. EST on Friday, 17 February 2023 at the very latest for any due dates that fall on 18, 19 or 20 February 2023.

OURcontact

We are conveniently located at the northeast corner of Yonge and Bloor Streets in Toronto. Our offices are located on the 18th floor at 2 Bloor Street East.

Riches McKenzie & Herbert LLP
2 BLOOR STREET EAST, SUITE 1800,

TORONTO, CANADA M4W 3J5

(416) 961-5000
09.00 am to 5.00 pm E.S.T.
riches@patents-toronto.com

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