Henry Hughes Law Ltd

In 1991, the law firm Henry Hughes & Co. was set up to handle the increasing volume of litigation, copyright and licensing work. This firm is now Henry Hughes Law Ltd. With the presence of this associated law firm, we offer a full range of litigation services covering all aspects of intellectual property law and practice. Clients who have utilised the services of the law firm have found it both efficient and cost-effective.

The firm has been active and successful at the High Court and Court of Appeal levels with notable successes in patent and trade mark cases. A landmark case was the success in the early 1990's in which the use of a protruding tab located on the structural seam of a patch pocket on jeans was found to infringe a trade mark owned by Levi Strauss & Co.

The firm represented four of the successful plaintiffs in the judicial review proceedings that resulted in the New Zealand Court of Appeal's finding that Swiss-type claims are allowable in New Zealand.


Barbara Sullivan BA, LLB

Registered Patent Attorney (New Zealand and Australia), Barrister and Solicitor, MITMA
Main areas of practice: Trade Marks, Copyright, Licensing, Fair Trading Act, Passing Off
e-mail: b.sullivan@henryhughes.com | More about Barbara

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