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
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office 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.
Christmas Day: Friday, December 25, 2020
Boxing Day: Monday, December 28, 2020 (extended)
New Year’s Day: Friday, January 1, 2021
Good Friday: Friday, April 2, 2021
Victoria Day: Monday, May 24, 2021
Canada Day: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Labour Day: Monday, September 6, 2021
Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 11, 2021
Christmas Day: Monday, December 27, 2021 (extended)
Boxing Day: Tuesday, December 28, 2021 (extended)
New Year’s Day: Monday, January 3, 2022 (extended)
(i) Quebec Holidays
In addition to weekends and National holidays, the main office of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office will be closed for Easter Monday on April 5, 2021, for St. Jean Baptiste Day on Thursday, June 24, 2021, and for Remembrance Day on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
Our office will be open on each of Monday, April 5, 2021; Thursday, June 24, 2021; and Thursday, November 11, 2021.
(ii) Ontario Holidays
Our office will be closed on the following Ontario Provincial holidays:
Ontario Family Day: Monday, February 15, 2021
Civic Holiday: Monday, August 2, 2021
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 National or Quebec Provincial holidays, are extended to the next day on which the Canadian Intellectual Property Office is open for business.
Under the new Canadian Patent Rules, Trademark Regulations and Industrial Design Regulations, due dates falling on Monday, February 15, 2021 will not be treated like a holiday, and thus will not be extended. We therefore ask that you please ensure to provide our office with instructions prior to 9:00 a.m. EST on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the very latest for any due dates that fall on February 13, 14 or 15, 2021.
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
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