Important Notice from PNG Intellectual Property Office

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The Intellectual Property Office of PNG will be closed from 24 December 2018 to 1 January 2019, however, deadline for lodgements with the Registry will be on Monday 17 December 2018.  If you have any concerns, please contact us on

Here’s the full notice sent by email:

Dear Valued Clients,

Our Office will be closed for the Festive Season from Monday,24th December 2018 to Tuesday, 1st January 2019.

We will resume operations in the New Year on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Therefore all payments for renewals, registrations and any other related matter to registration for Patent, Trade Mark and Industrial Design, should be submitted to the Office before or by Monday, 17 December 2018. We will not accept any lodgments after Monday, 17 December 2018. Any documents filed after 17th December 2018 will be deemed as filed in 2019.

The Intellectual Property Office of Papua New Guinea takes this opportunity to thank each one of you for a successful year 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused your office in the course of the year and hope to do better in the coming year.

We wish you all a Blessed Christmas and Prosperous 2019.

Thank you

Intellectual Property Office of Papua New Guinea
Investment Promotion Authority
Papua New Guinea