We Help You Find
the Intellectual Property
Solutions That You Require

Identify and Protect
  • Identify your IP
  • Devise a straightforward, cost-effective IP strategy
  • Prepare and file applications for IP protection in New Zealand and worldwide
  • Guide your IP applications through the examination process to grant
IP Management
  • Maintain your IP portfolio
  • Prepare/review licence agreements, co-existence and confidentiality agreements, and assignments
  • Review your existing IP protection and advise on optimising your portfolio
Resolve IP Problems
  • Advise and assist if your IP rights are being infringed
  • Advise and assist if you are being accused of IP infringement
  • Advise and assist if you need to oppose the grant of IP rights to a third party

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) is a valuable component of any business. IP covers trade marks, patents, designs, copyright, trade secrets, even the know-how developed by your company and the “get-up”, or trade dress, of your store or products.

Ensuring that you or your company has a strong IP strategy can add value to your business and prevent or mitigate problems in the long term.

Our Patent Attorneys are qualified to practice in both New Zealand and Australia, and come from a range of backgrounds and experience to ensure you get the protection you need.

Intellectual Property basicsWhy register your trade mark?What to do if you have a new inventionHow to enforce your IP rights

Our Experts

Elspeth Buchanan

B.Met. (Hons), C.Eng., MIMMM, FNZIPA Registered Patent Attorney, New Zealand and Australia

Alan Chadwick

B.E. (Chem. & Proc.), FNZIPA Registered Patent Attorney, New Zealand and Australia