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Important dates

20 December 2018. Posted by Ceri Wells.

Our offices will be closed from 24 December 2018 and will re-open on 7 January 2019. We have a skeleton staff operating on 24 December 2018, and on 2-4 January 2019 (inclusive) for urgent matters.


The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) is closed from 25 December 2018 to 2 January 2019.  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 3 January 2019.  We have staff available to process any urgent IPONZ matter on 3 January 2019. 

The Australian Patent Office is closed from 25 December 2018 to 1 January 2019 (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 2 January 2019.  We have staff available to process any urgent Australian IP matter on 2 January 2019. 

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