Our Expertise


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... more


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... more

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... more


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

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... more

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... more


Our associated law firm, Henry Hughes & Co., is a specialist firm of intellectual property lawyers with many years experience. The firm provides a full range of litigation services covering all aspects of intellectual property law and practice... more

Domain Names

Is there an internet 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 also been successful in retrieving for clients domain names that have been improperly registered by third parties... more


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... more

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... more

Submissions on Proposed Legislation

We assist clients in the preparation of submissions to Parliament in relation to proposed legislation. If you have any concerns or queries about proposed intellectual property legislation in New Zealand, please contact us for advice or assistance in preparing and/or presenting submissions on such legislation... more



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