Declaration of Public Holidays for 2017

Patents Journal and the Supplement – 24 Nov 16, Trade Marks Journal – 17 Nov 16, Designs Journal – 17 Nov 16 and Plant Varieties Journal – 29 Nov 16

On 14 November 2016, the Director General of IP Australia declared, in accordance with the relevant intellectual property rights legislation, those days when the Canberra office will not be open for business. A copy of the declaration is attached.

The close-down provisions in the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994, Designs Act 2003, Patents Act 1990, Trade Marks Act 1995 and Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987 each state when the Designs Office, the Patent Office, the PBR Office and the Trade Marks Office are not open for business.[1]

During the period 1 January 2017 – 1 January 2018, the Canberra office will not be open for business on all Saturdays and Sundays in this period and the following dates.

               

 Monday 2 January 2017    

Additional holiday for Sunday 1 January 2017 (New Year’s Day)

Thursday 26 January 2017

Australia Day

Monday 13 March 2017

Canberra Day

Friday 14 April 2017 

Good Friday

Monday 17 April 2017

Easter Monday

Tuesday 25 April 2017

ANZAC Day 

Monday 12 June 2017

Queen’s Birthday Holiday

Monday 25 September 2017

Family & Community Day

Monday 2 October 2017

Labour Day

Monday 25 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018    

Christmas Close Down

 

[1] Please refer to the following provisions in the relevant intellectual property legislation to determine the effect of the close-down period: Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994 – Section 76A, Designs Act 2003 – Section 136A, Patents Act 1990 – Section 222A, Trade Marks Act 1995 – Section 223A and Olympia Insignia Protection Act 1987 – Section 14A.

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Monday, November 21, 2016