14 December 2023

Season’s Greetings from Venner Shipley

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

As 2023 draws to a close, we send our warmest wishes for a safe, happy and healthy holiday to you, your friends and your family, across Europe and around the world.

May you find peace and joy this holiday season, and a fulfilling year ahead for 2024.

Season’s greetings and a Happy New Year!

Click the above image to play our Season’s Greetings video.


As in previous years, we have made a charitable donation to The Trussell Trust to help provide food to those in need over the holidays, in lieu of Christmas cards.

Office opening times

Please note that over the 2023 Christmas and New Year holiday period, our office opening hours are as follows:

Friday 22 December – All offices closed from 12:30 GMT

Monday 25 December – All offices closed

Tuesday 26 December – All offices closed

Wednesday 27 December – All offices open as usual

Thursday 28 December – All offices open as usual

Friday 29 December – All offices closed from 12:30 GMT

Monday 1 January – All offices closed

Whilst the EPO is closed the last week of December and reopens on Tuesday 2 January 2024, the UKIPO is open on Friday 22 December 2023 but then closed until Wednesday 27 December 2023. The DPMA is only closed on 25 and 26 December 2023. WIPO is closed Tuesday 26 December as well as Friday 29 December 2023 reopening on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

If you have any due dates that fall within the holiday period, please ensure that we are provided with instructions by close of business on Thursday 21 December 2023.

Emergency cover is available on days when the EPO, UKIPO, EUIPO and WIPO are open but our offices are closed. 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 or to receive instructions on how to proceed or check our website notices here.