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Hudson Gavin Martin

Intellectual Property

1 ranked lawyersBand 1New ZealandAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Dedicated IP and TMT firm advising on all aspects of IP, with considerable experience acting for technology and media sector clients on copyright disputes and unauthorised broadcasting. Acts for a wide-ranging clientele, from early-stage start-ups to established SMEs and multinational businesses. Well equipped to advise on the commercial exploitation of IP, including licensing and sponsorship agreements. Handles brand protection and counterfeiting prevention for apparel and pharmaceutical companies, among others. Also capable of handling IP disputes and the enforcement of IP rights.

Strengths

According to one client: "The firm provides advice that is straight to the point, practical, clear and comprehensive, and covers everything we need to know. They are helpful, strategic, and very user-friendly, with an appropriate level of informality that makes them feel part of our team."

Another interviewee says of the team: "They are all specialists with very good expertise and a strong commitment to client care.  They have a pragmatic approach and understand the limits of the court process, but are good at dealing with legal arguments and procedural points."

Work highlights

Advised Vodafone New Zealand on a broad range of issues relating to brand strategy, brand development and brand protection, and provided, on a project by project basis, strategic advice on a variety of other IP matters.

Notable practitioners

Jason Rudkin-Binks is regularly instructed on non-contentious IP issues, with a particular focus on portfolio management for international and national businesses, including brand protection and development as well as strategic advice. Clients value him as an adviser who is "flexible, good at canvassing options and making recommendations and responds nimbly to the commercial tendency to change direction or emphasis in a strategy." One also notes that he is "accessible, helpful, and no-nonsense," and adds that he "responds quickly and sets and meets expectations effectively."

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Intellectual Property


Jason Rudkin-Binks
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