189 Closing of Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand at short notice

(1)

The Commissioner may declare the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand closed without giving publication of the closure under section 188 if—

(a)

he or she thinks it necessary or desirable because of an emergency or other temporary circumstances; and

(b)

it is not practicable to make that prior publication.

(2)

The Commissioner must, as soon as practicable after closing the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand, publicly notify the closure in accordance with section 5(3) of the Patents Act 2013.

Section 189: replaced, on 13 September 2014, by section 249 of the Patents Act 2013 (2013 No 68).