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 Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney and assists clients with a range of intellectual property matters across Australia, New Zealand and internationally.

Jesse has over 10 years' experience in the intellectual property industry and prior to joining Henry Hughes, worked as a Patent Examiner at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand. 

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, medical device, agricultural and mechanical fields. Jesse also advises clients on contentious matters including infringement and validity issues.

Jesse also works on trade mark 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 including hearings before IPONZ, IP Australia, and the Courts.  

In recognition of his achievements and experience, Jesse was ranked as a Rising Star in Managing IP's IP STARS directory 2022 and 2023 editions, and by the NZ Lawyer publication in 2024.   

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 NZIPA (New Zealand Intellectual Property Attorneys Inc), a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ).

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