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Barbara Sullivan

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  • Trade marks
  • Passing Off
  • Fair Trading Act
  • Copyright
  • Searches & Investigations
  • Border Protection
  • IP Enforcement
  • Licensing
  • Submissions on proposed legislation

Barbara Sullivan is a Director of Henry Hughes Law Ltd and a consultant to Henry Hughes IP Ltd. Barbara has more than 25 years extensive experience advising global and national clients.

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Belinda McGuigan

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  • Patents
  • Trade Marks

Belinda prepares and files patent and trade mark applications in Australia and New Zealand and provides secretarial support.

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David Moore

David Moore

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  • Trade marks
  • Copyright
  • IP enforcement
  • Confidential information and privacy
  • Consumer law
  • Licensing
  • Assignments and transfers of IP

David Moore has been an Intellectual Property practitioner for over 15 years. He has practised in the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

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David Nowak

David Nowak

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  • Patent Drafting
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Opposition
  • Freedom to operate searches and opinions
  • Validity opinions
  • Prior Art searches

David is an expert in all matters relating to the Patents Act 2013 and led the Henry Hughes response to the regulations drafted under this Act.

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Elena Szentivanyi

Elena Szentiványi

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  • Trade Marks
  • IP strategy
  • IP enforcement
  • Audits
  • Searches
  • Border Protection
  • Oppositions and revocations

Elena is a Director of Henry Hughes IP Ltd with over 20 years’ experience working with local and global businesses.

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Frank Callus

Frank Callus

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  • Patents
  • Copyright

Frank works with a network of global colleagues and experts to service a wide range of clients. His major focus is in the area of patents (mechanical engineering & chemistry), and trade marks.

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Helen Lyon

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  • Designs
  • Trade Marks
  • Searches
  • Renewals
  • Assignments

Helen is a qualified Legal Executive assisting both Elena Szentivanyi and Mark Eftimov. Helen has over 30 years’ experience in trade mark and design matters. 

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Jesse Strafford

Jesse Strafford

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  • Patents
  • Copyright

Jesse works with principals and other professional staff drafting, filing and prosecuting patents, particularly in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and mechanical fields.

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Julie Andrews

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  • Patents

With over 30 years’ experience as a patent/legal secretary, including at other firms in both Sydney and Wellington, Julie’s role is focussed on patent prosecution and transactional work.

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Kay Parsons

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  • Patents

Kay is a qualified Legal Executive who has worked at Henry Hughes for 21 years. She provides patent support primarily to Frank Callus. 

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Mark Eftimov

Mark Eftimov

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  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Copyright

Mark’s clients are predominantly in the pharmaceutical, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and the wine industries.

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Muriel Fisher

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  • Accounts

Muriel is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CA ANZ). Muriel manages accounts and keeps us in line as our Office Manager.

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Pamela Scantlebury

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  • Trade Marks 

Pamela has particular expertise in filing trade marks in New Zealand and Australia and dealing with the IPONZ and IP Australia online case systems. 

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Penny Walsh

Penny Walsh

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  • Patents

Penny worked as a Patent Examiner and Senior Patent Examiner in the chemical, biotechnology and mechanical fields at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.

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Tracey Monckton

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  • Trade Marks
  • Assignments
  • Oppositions
  • Litigation

Tracey is a qualified Legal Executive and has worked in the IP field for over 30 years. Tracey is in the trade mark team assisting David Moore, Mark Eftimov and Elena Szentivanyi with all aspects of trade mark work.

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