January 25, 2021

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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.

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Aaron Wininger IP Attorney China Portfolio Development
Director of China Intellectual Property Law Practice Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

Aaron Wininger is a Senior Attorney and Schwegman’s Director of China Intellectual Property. Aaron counsels both U.S. and Chinese companies on portfolio development and preparation of their patent applications and office action responses. He has worked with clients in the areas of software, networks (wired and wireless), lasers, medical devices, semiconductors and physics.

Aaron prosecutes both Chinese and U.S. trademarks. He has also drafted and prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and international patent applications in a broad spectrum of areas, including computer hardware and software,...

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