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China National Intellectual Property Administration Closure Dates for 2021

On November 25, 2020, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China announced the holiday schedule for 2021 including for the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA).  Patent deadlines are postponed to the next regular working day.

Name Date Duration Weekend Work Dates
New Year’s Day Jan 1 — Jan 3, 2021 three days N/A
Spring Festival Feb 11 — Feb 17 seven days Feb 7 and Feb 20
Qingming Festival Apr 3 — Apr 5 three days N/A
Labor Day May 1 — May 5 five days Apr 25 and May 8
Dragon Boat Festival June 12 — June 14 three days N/A
Mid-Autumn Festival  Sept 19 — Sept 21 three days Sept 18
National Day Oct 1 — Oct 7 seven days Sept 26 and Oct 9

Weekends are usually swapped with the weekdays next to the actual holiday to create a longer vacation period.

Principal, and Director of China Intellectual Property Practice

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