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Buddle Findlay

Intellectual Property

2 ranked lawyersBand 2New ZealandAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Widely recognised for its work on IP aspects of significant transactional work and portfolio management. Has extensive experience acting for start-ups and is particularly adept in brand protection and IP enforcement. Represents a broad range of clients, from global corporations and leading domestic businesses to government and industry bodies. Evinces a strong client focus and dedication to adopting an ideal IP strategy unique to each one. Regularly handles disputed matters before the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as the Commissioner of Trade Marks. Adept at handling multi-jurisdictional mandates across the Asia-Pacific region.

Strengths

Clients are very happy with the team's approach to the client relationship, one client noting: "They see our strengths and stay out of advising in areas they see us thriving in, but they know the gaps they have to fill with their expertise."

Another client says: "The firm is extremely responsive, commercially minded, professional and competent in all that it does. A truly safe pair of hands with strength and depth across the team."

Work highlights

Acted successfully for Sky Network Television in High Court proceedings against My Box, concerning the sale of pre-loaded Kodi boxes which allow viewers to watch pirated material.

Notable practitioners

Hamish Selby acts regularly on a range of trade mark and copyright matters, including design infringement, brand strategy, and commercialisation. One client particularly appreciates that he "is very calm and level-headed and provides solid professional and non-emotive responses," while another sums up: "In short, he gets results, and he's very enjoyable to deal with. When we were about to give up, Hamish navigated a path and secured successful results."

John Glengarry is a highly esteemed practitioner who is renowned for his trade mark expertise, frequently acting on brand protection and development as well as trade mark revocation, infringement and other matters. A client describes him as "very detailed and thorough in his advice." According to another source: "John approaches all problems from all angles, delivering commercially aware solutions to what are, on occasion, difficult and complex issues."

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Intellectual Property


Hamish Selby
Band 3
John Glengarry
Band 1