Holiday business hours

Our offices are closed from the end of the business day on Friday 23 December and will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

This coincides with the annual closure of the Patent and Trade Mark Office and courts in Australia. The Intellectual Property office of New Zealand is closed from the end of business on Friday 23 December and will reopen on Wednesday 4 January 2017.

Any action that has a deadline falling over the official closure period/s will have the deadline extended to 3 January 2017 in Australia and 4 January in New Zealand.

If there are matters you would like us to attend to during this period, we would appreciate receiving your final instructions by Friday 16 December 2016. Please contact your POF attorney directly, or email

We wish you an enjoyable festive season and a happy new year.