(1) The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette,—
(a) appoint a place where there is an office situated for the purpose of communications to and from the public on matters arising under this Act, the Trade Marks Act 2002, the Designs Act 1953, and any other intellectual property statutes that the Minister thinks fit; and
(b) change that place; and
(c) name that office; and
(d) change the name of that office.
(2) On the commencement of this section (to avoid the need for a notice, but without preventing future changes by notice),—
(a) the place used as the Patent Office immediately before the commencement of this section is appointed as the place for that office; and
(b) the name of that office is the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.
(3) The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, amend this Act and any other enactment by omitting the name of that office and substituting another name to reflect a name change of that office.