Examples of Recent Experience 
  • Managing a large portfolio of trade mark litigation and dispute files for an internationally renowned bottled water manufacturer.

  • Representing multiple defendants in a High Court trial and on appeal to the Court of Appeal in respect of claims of breach of contract, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference in relation to the sale and disposal of a vintage aircraft.

  • Representing clients in a number of recent disputes relating to the fashion industry:

-Acted for well known international fashion label G-Star in proceedings relating to infringement of copyright in iconic jeans design in High Court and Court of Appeal

-Counsel for prominent NZ womens' clothing manufacturer in proceedings before IPONZ and High Court regarding ownership of primary brand. 

-Acted for well-known NZ footwear designer and manufacturer in relation to disputes regarding ownership and infringement of copyright in footwear and clothing designs.

-Counsel for Australian manufacturer in proceedings against large multinational retail chain for infringement of copyright in men's workwear design.

  • Acting for the designer and manufacturer of pipe-work components in multiple proceedings against alleged infringers of copyright.


  • Representing the opponents of, and applicants for, the registration of patents related to the formulations of veterinary pharmaceuticals.

  • Representing an inventor in cross-oppositions to patent applications relating to large mechanical apparatus and methods for its use in agriculture.

  • Representing  the defendant to proceedings for infringement of a plant variety right registration.

  • Acting for Yellow Group (Yellow Pages) in proceedings relating to the registration of a confusingly similar domain name

  • Representing the manufacturer of a food product in proceedings against a large multinational conglomerate regarding the branding and get-up of product packaging   

  • Acting for a well known travel group in relation to commercial disputes arising from the acquisition of new members and the settlement of disputes regarding branding.

  • Representing parties to employment disputes in mediations at Employment Relations Authority

  • Representing defendants to claims of infringement patent for the design of a cooker, in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court

  • Representing successful applicant to Employment Relations Authority seeking to have s149 settlement agreement declared invalid

  • Acting for prominent New Zealand confectionery manufacturer in proceedings for infringement of copyright in designs of iconic New Zealand sweets

Recent CV

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Further details of experience and expertise more relevant to your particular dispute can be provided upon request.