INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SPECIALIST

A specialist in civil litigation and intellectual property, Andrew has handled extensive litigation in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.  He has also undertaken opposition and revocation actions in the Trade Marks and Patents Office (IPONZ) – as well as a number of cases in the Copyright Tribunal.

Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2015 notes Andrew as “very intelligent and highly respected”.  He is also listed in the Expert Guides in Patents; Life Sciences – Patent Litigation; Trade Marks and in International Who’s Who Legal as a leading practitioner in Patents.

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Recent IP Case Update

  • CROCODILE INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD v LACOSTE

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  • HONEY NEW ZEALAND (INTERNATIONAL) LIMITED v DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE MINISTRY FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

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  • Tasman Insulation New Zealand Limited v Knauf Insulation Limited & Ors

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  • TOMTOM COMMUNICATIONS LTD v TOMTOM INTERNATIONAL B.V.

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  • Probus South Pacific Ltd v Probus New Zealand Inc

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  • Dixon v R [2015] NZSC 147

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  • Daimler AG v Sany Group Co Ltd

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  • Crocodile International Pte Ltd v Lacoste

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  • New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants v The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

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  • Burden v ESR Group (NZ) Limited

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  • Dreamtech Designs & Productions Pty Limited v Clownfish Entertainment Limited

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Click also on Recent Case Law for an extensive list of IP case summaries

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Intellectual Property
  • Advice on legislative reform
  • Civil litigation
  • Trade mark litigation and licensing
  • Extensive experience against counterfeits and pirated works
  • Patent infringement and oppositions
  • Copyright litigation and licensing for clients in publishing, music, entertainment and merchandising fields
  • Advertising and promotions – including Advertising Codes of Practice
  • Interim injunctions and search orders
  • Labelling advice
  • Branding strategy in New Zealand and overseas
  • Fair Trading Act advice
  • Copyright Tribunal litigation
  • Damages and account of profits
  • Domain Name panellist for WIPO and in New Zealand
  • Arbitration and mediation