We wish you all an enjoyable festive season and look forward to working with you throughout 2022.

FB Rice closure dates

Friday 24 December 2021 (Christmas Eve)

Closed from 2pm AEDT
Monday 27 December 2020 (substitute holiday for Christmas Day)Closed
Tuesday 28 December 2021 (substitute holiday for Boxing Day)Closed
Wednesday 29 December 2021Open
Thursday 30 December 2021Open
Friday 31 December 2021 (New Year’s Eve)Closed
Monday 3 January 2022 (substitute holiday for New Year’s Day)Closed
Tuesday 4 January 2022Open from 9am AEDT

IP Australia and IPONZ closure dates

IP Australia will be closing down from Monday 27 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022 (inclusive), and will re-open at 9am AEDT on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

IPONZ will be closed from 5pm NZDT on Friday 24 December 2021, and will reopen at 8.30am NZDT on Wednesday 5 January 2022.

For filing deadlines over this period please refer to the relevant IP Office’s website via links above.

See our '12 Patents of Christmas' collection

A series of Christmas-related innovations and inventions to spread some festive cheer...
Over the twelve business days of December, and in the lead-up to Christmas, we have been counting down the twelve patents of Christmas. Stay tuned for a true Australiana Christmas innovation at number one...
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