Please be informed that our firm and Japan Patent Office (JPO) will be closed from April 27, 2019 to May 6, 2019 for national holiday(s).
There is a big event in Japanese royal family and Japanese company this year. Current era Heisei ends on April 30, 2019 and new era will begin from May 1, 2019. Name of the new era Reiwa was announced on April 1, 2019.
Japan era is used in many computer system. Procedure during April is written in form as “April date, Heisei”. If you enter the old era “Heisei” or the year in document that describes the date of submission after May 1, an error will occur in the form check. In order to eliminate such errors, we have to adapt the system to new era.
Our firm waldge Inc. will be closed from April 27, 2019 to May 6, 2019 and resume work on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
All dates referred to above are calculated in the local Japan time.
Thank you very much for your attention and cooperation.