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Clients benefit from our collaborative approach to meeting their intellectual property needs, drawing from our corporate and public law expertise, and, in the event of a dispute, our skilled litigators. Our focus is always on achieving commercial outcomes for our clients.


Our team of lawyers provide comprehensive and clear advice on all types of intellectual property assets. This includes:

  • Trade marks
  • Copyright
  • Confidential information and data protection
  • Social media
  • Domain names
  • Designs
  • Brand protection and anti-counterfeiting measures
  • Joint ventures
  • Licensing arrangements
  • Research and development arrangements
  • IP collaboration/development arrangements

Our lawyers also advise on disputes involving all types of intellectual property and represent clients in IPONZ hearings, Advertising Standards Authority hearings and court proceedings. Where emergency interim relief is required to protect intellectual and confidential property interests, we bring an experienced hand in negotiating these proceedings under pressure.

In addition, our government relations specialists can guide you through submissions to Parliamentary Select Committees on legislation affecting intellectual property rights.


Our experience includes:

  • Acting for Credit Corp in successfully defending High Court proceedings brought in relation to the use of Google Ads.
  • Acting for TVNZ in High Court proceedings relating to the use of individuals' images.
  • Acting for Complectus in IPONZ and High Court proceedings and a trans-Tasman dispute relating to the "Perpetual" trade mark.
  • Acting on several high-profile injunctive and substantive proceedings involving the (mis)use of IP in the energy, fertilizer, telecommunications, honey, property, sports, food and beverage and trusts/estates industries.
  • Providing litigious and non-litigious advice in relation to all forms of intellectual property, including trademarks, designs, copyright and patents.
  • Providing advice on intellectual property issues arising in relation to border protection, anti-counterfeiting, advertising and social media.
  • Providing comprehensive advice on all intellectual property related matters in corporate transactions.
  • Providing trainings and compliance modules on intellectual property and data protection.
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