Our Expertise

Patents

Do you have an invention to protect? Our patent attorneys can assist you with searches and advice, drafting of specifications, as well as filing and prosecution of New Zealand and foreign patent applications...

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Designs

Have you given a product a new look? Talk to us if you want expert advice on registering your design in New Zealand and other countries, including searching, filing and prosecuting design applications...

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Trade Marks

Do you want your goods or services to stand out in the marketplace? We are the people to see for advice, searches, and assistance registering your trade mark in New Zealand and your overseas markets...

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Copyright

We can help you with advice on copyright, including how to license your copyright works in New Zealand and other countries...

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Searches and Investigations

We undertake a wide range of searches in relation to intellectual property rights, including clearance, novelty, and freedom to operate searches, as well as enquiries as to whether a trade mark is being used in New Zealand...

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Border Protection

Do you want to prevent counterfeit goods from being imported into New Zealand? We can give you advice and lodge Border Protection Notices with the New Zealand Customs Service...

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Dispute Resolution

It is a fact of life - where there is value this is likely to be disputes. There are many ways in which a dispute with a third party can be resolved, be that by proceedings before the Commissioner, litigation or agreement...

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Domain Names

Is there an domain name that you want? We can assist you in determining whether your trade mark is registrable as a domain name in the .nz domain. We have been successful in retrieving domain names that have been improperly registered by third parties...

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Licensing & Tech Transfer

Talk to us if you want advice or assistance licensing your intellectual property rights, including the right to use an invention, design, trade mark or copyright work in New Zealand...

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Plant Variety Rights (PVR)

Do you have a unique plant variety? We can assist you in the protection of your plant variety including searching and registration in New Zealand and overseas...

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Enforcement

It is necessary to monitor and protect your IP rights. As a full service IP firm, we can develop a suitable enforcement strategy which may include watching briefs, border protection notices, oppositions, revocations, and litigation...

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Protecting Your IP Internationally

Our attorneys are registered in Australia and we routinely file and prosecute patents, trade marks and designs directly with IP Australia.

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Submissions on Proposed Legislation in NZ

We have assisted in the preparation of submissions to Parliament in relation to proposed legislation. We appeared before the Commerce Select Committee on behalf of INTA (International Trade Marks Association) to present submissions on the Trade Marks Bill 2001 (which was enacted as the Trade Marks Act 2002). 

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