As the Southern Hemisphere enters the summer months and slows down for Christmas, IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) have advertised their Christmas closure dates.

IP Australia’s Canberra and state offices will be closed from 25 December 2013 to 1 January 2014 inclusive. IP Australia’s website has all of the information on the closures in the Official Notices section.

IPONZ will be closed from 25 December 2013 to 2 January 2014 inclusive. All of the details about filing times and other matters affected by the closure are also available on the IPONZ website.