Henry Hughes Recognised as Leading IP Firm in Multiple Rankings

Henry Hughes IP has been recognised for its hard work this year by receiving a number of awards. Rankings were based on a number of attributes, including initiatives, achievements, longevity in the industry, points of difference, third party references and client service approach.

The firm’s collective expertise and success was acknowledged, being named as an Excellence Awardee in the NZ Law Awards for 2022.1 The NZ Law Awards gala dinner is to be held on 10th November in Auckland, where the top firms of New Zealand will gather to celebrate their efforts.2

IP Stars 2022 has acknowledged Henry Hughes IP’s patent team in a number of areas this year. We are particularly impressed with Jesse Strafford’s recognition as a Rising Star in 2022.3 Jesse was promoted to Senior Associate in 2021, and this award reflects his growing experience and responsibility at Henry Hughes. Additional awards include the following rankings:4

  • Tier 2 Patent Prosecution
  • Tier 3 Patent Contentious
  • David Nowak Patent Star 20225

Asia IP Magazine also recognised Henry Hughes IP, ranking the firm as Tier 2 Patent Prosecution, Tier 3 Patent Contentious and Tier 2 Trademark Prosecution. Frank Callus and David Moore were named an IP Experts in the same annual report.6

Henry Hughes takes great pride in its boutique identity, fostering personal, long-term relationships with clients. For this reason, the firm is honoured to be named a winner of the NZ Lawyers’ 2022 Top Boutique Firms.7

Gracie Scragg - October 2022


1. New Zealand Law Awards. “New Zealand Law Awards 2022 Excellence Awardees”. (18 August 2022) https://www.lawawards.co.nz/excellence-awardees/2022

2. New Zealand Law Awards. “On the Night”. (2022) https://www.lawawards.co.nz/event-details/on-the-night

3. IP Stars. “New Zealand Practitioners”. (3 October 2022) https://www.ipstars.com/Jurisdiction/New-Zealand/Rankings/8482#lawyers

4. IP Stars. “New Zealand Rankings”. (April 2022) https://www.ipstars.com/Jurisdiction/New-Zealand/Rankings/8482#rankings

5. IP Stars. “David Nowak Profile”. (May 2022) https://www.ipstars.com/Lawyer/David-Nowak/Profile/125533#profile

6. Asia IP. “New Zealand Rankings”. https://www.asiaiplaw.com/jurisdiction/new-zealand

7. The Lawyer Mag. “Top Boutique Firms 2022”. (10 August 2022) https://www.thelawyermag.com/nz/best-in-law/top-boutique-firms-2022/415399#winnersListSection

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