Jesse Strafford

Jesse Strafford


Enrolled barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
Registered Patent Attorney, Australia and New Zealand


Trade marks

PH: (+64) 04 381 6050 | e-mail:

Jesse is a Registered Patent Attorney in Australia and New Zealand and assists clients with a range of intellectual property matters across Australia, New Zealand and internationally.

Jesse has eight years experience in the intellectual property industry and before joining Henry Hughes in 2016, he was a Patent Examiner in the Chemistry team at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand. Jesse finds this experience valuable, both when communicating issues to clients, and responding to office actions.

Jesse's patent work involves drafting, filing and prosecuting patents in Australia and New Zealand, and working with international colleagues to protect clients' inventions across a range of industries including the pharmaceutical, healthcare, agricultural and mechanical fields.

Jesse also has experience working with the Henry Hughes trade mark team on matters in Australia, New Zealand and internationally on behalf of a range of local and international clients. His trade mark work includes strategic advice, filing and prosecuting trade mark applications, and involvement with oppositions and other contentious matters as they arise including assisting with and appearing in hearings before IPONZ, IP Australia, and the Courts.

Jesse takes particular interest in local early stage businesses in a variety of sectors and enjoys assisting them with gaining robust and appropriate intellectual property protection.

He is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys (NZIPA), a member of the The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), and an organiser of the Wellington Young IP Professionals group.

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