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15 December 2022

Season’s Greetings from Venner Shipley

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year from all of us at Venner Shipley!

We want to take this opportunity to send you best wishes for the upcoming festive season as well as a successful 2023.

In lieu of Christmas cards this year we have made a charitable donation to The Trussell Trust to help provide food to the ones in need over the holidays.

Office Opening Times

Please note that over the 2022 Christmas and New Year holiday period, our office opening hours are as follows:

Friday 23 December – All offices closed from 12:30 GMT
Monday 26 December – All offices closed
Tuesday 27 December – UK offices closed, Munich office open
Wednesday 28 December – All offices open as usual
Thursday 29 December – All offices open as usual
Friday 30 December – All offices closed from 12:30 GMT
Monday 2 January – UK offices closed, Munich office open

If you have any due dates that fall in the holiday period, please ensure that we are provided with instructions by close of business on Thursday 22 December 2022. Emergency cover is available on days when the EPO, UKIPO, EUIPO and WIPO are open.

Whilst the EPO is closed the last week of December and reopens on Monday 2 January 2023, the UKIPO is open on Friday 23 December 2022 but then closed until 28 December 2022.
The DPMA is only closed on Monday 26 December 2022. WIPO is closed Monday 26 December and Friday 30 December 2022 reopening on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

The EUIPO is closed from Friday 23 December and reopens on Monday 2 January 2023.

If you have an urgent filing due, please phone our main reception number +44 (0) 20 76004212 for an automated voicemail service which will direct you on how to get in touch with one of our team. Alternatively, send your enquiry to mail@vennershipley.co.uk or mail@vennershipley.de to receive instructions on how to proceed.

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