We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for the support of our clients and colleagues throughout 2022, and look forward to a strengthened partnership in 2023.

From all of us at FB Rice, we send our very best wishes this festive season.

FB Rice closure dates

Friday 23 December 2022Open
Monday 26 December 2022 (Boxing Day)Closed
Tuesday 27 December 2022 (Christmas Day Observed)


Wednesday 28 December 2022Open
Thursday 29 December 2022


Friday 30 December 2022 (Thank-you Day from FB Rice)Closed
Monday 2 January 2023 (New Year’s Day Observed)Closed
Tuesday 3 January 2023Open

IP Australia and IPONZ closure dates

IP Australia and IPONZ closure dates

IP Australia will be closing down from Monday 26 December 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023 (inclusive), and will re-open at 9am AEDT on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

IPONZ will be closed from 5pm NZDT on Friday 23 December 2022, and will reopen at 8.30am NZDT on Wednesday 4 January 2023.

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...
In the lead-up to Christmas, we counted down the twelve patents of Christmas.
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