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.

Intellectual Property basicsWhy register your trade mark?What to do if you have a new inventionHow to enforce your IP rightsNotes on Intellectual Property (PDF)Non-Disclosure / Secrecy AgreementAgreement to Develop Invention

Our Experts

Elspeth Buchanan

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