Bank Holiday Weekend

Dear Colleagues, In Iceland the first Monday of August is part of the bank holiday weekend known as Verslunarmannahelgi (e. Merchant Weekend). In accordance with tradition, Patice will be closed on Monday the 1st of August. Gleðilega...


On July 1 The Icelandic Patent Office – IPO, changed its name to The Icelandic Intellectual Property Office – ISIPO. Find out more at their new website:

Happy Icelandic National Day!

On 17 June 1944 the Republic of Iceland was founded and in turn marked an end to the centuries old union with Denmark. Today, we therefore celebrate the Icelandic National Day. Gleðilegan þjóðhátíðardag!

The First Day of Summer

In Iceland it is traditional to celebrate the First Day of Summer in late April every year. It has been celebrated since the Age of Settlement (c. 870-930) in accordance with the old Icelandic calendar Misseristalið. In it, the year is divided in to only two seasons,...

Holiday Announcement

In accordance with Icelandic tradition, Patice will be closed for Easter from April 18 to 22 and on April 25. And then again on May 1, on the International Workers’ Day. We wish you a very happy holiday. – The Patice...