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Our offices will be closed from 5pm on Tuesday, 24 December 2019 and will re-open on Monday, 6 January 2020. We have a skeleton staff operating on 2nd and 3rd January 2020 for urgent matters.

The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) is closed from 25 December 2019 to 2 January 2020 (dates inclusive).  Any New Zealand IP matter which has a deadline falling between (and including) those dates will be deemed to be filed on time if filed at IPONZ on Friday, 3 January 2020.  We have staff available to process any urgent IPONZ matter on 3 January 2020.

The Australian Patent Office is closed from 25 December 2019 to 1 January 2020 (inclusive).  Any Australian IP matter which has a deadline falling between (and including) those dates will be deemed to be filed on time if filed at IP Australia on Thursday, 2 January 2020.  We have staff available to process any urgent Australian IP matter on 2 January 2020.

If you require assistance during this time, please email us on attorney@jaws.co.nz.