Anything you think up is Intellectual Property (IP) – let us put the technical label on it. If you design, build, innovate or market, you have IP.

Intellectual Property (IP) is an important part of every business. 

 

Our IP department, which is headed by Roxana Cvasniuc, can provide comprehensive and clear advice on numerous intellectual property matters in New Zealand.

 

Our relationship with law firms in other jurisdictions means that we can readily assist clients with any IP matters that may fall outside of New Zealand jurisdiction as well.

 

Because the value of your IP is how you use it, our IP department works alongside our expert commercial teams, specialist tax advisors and employment lawyers, and litigation team to give you the legal tools you need to maximise the return on your good ideas.

 

The process may start with a consultation to discuss the specifics of your business, where the value of your IP currently lies, and options for improving your position.  We recommend conducting an “IP Audit” at least every five years.

 

For more information, and specific IP advice, contact Roxana.

 

Our IP services include:

 

  • Trade marks
  • Copyright
  • Domains
  • Trade secrets
  • Confidentiality
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Brand protection strategy (local and overseas)
  • International IP protection
  • Transfer of IP rights
  • Maintaining and renewing IP rights
  • Licence agreements
  • Border protection against counterfeits
  • Infringement proceedings and dispute resolution
  • Preparing IP for business sale
  • Website terms and conditions
  • Privacy statements

 

EXAMPLES OF OUR RECENT WORK

  • Developing and implementing an international IP protection strategy for a new product range, and licensing to a large overseas distributor

 

  • Successfully convincing a competitor to stop infringing by negotiation, without needing to go to Court

 

  • Brand protection for a New Zealand export business

For immediate assistance from our team

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