Henry Hughes Patent &
Trade Mark Attorneys

From start-ups and SMEs through to global businesses we will work with you to ensure that you have the right protection for your valuable IP rights.

As New Zealand’s first firm of Patent Attorneys we have significant experience in all IP matters in New Zealand, Australia and across the Pacific Region. We have long standing relationships with like-minded attorneys around the world so that we can ensure that whatever your IP needs we can assist you to achieve your desired outcome. READ MORE

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We offer new or prospective clients with a FREE 30 minute consultation on all patent, trade mark, registered design matters.

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EXPERTISE

We specialise in intellectual property and we have significant expertise in identifying, registering and protecting all forms of IP rights in New Zealand, Australia and around the world.

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EXPERIENCE

We have experience across a broad range of industries and act for clients large and small in all areas of manufacturing, research, and various services. 

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PEOPLE

Mark Eftimov

Mark Eftimov

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  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Copyright

Mark’s clients are predominantly in the pharmaceutical, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and the wine industries.

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New to IP?

IP gives your business a creative edge and can become a valuable business asset. It is important to be aware of any IP rights that you may own or be entitled to and to take the necessary steps to protect these assets.

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EMAIL: hh@henryhughes.com

Australia
Level 33 Australia Square
264 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Tel: (612) 9258 1026

New Zealand
Level 9,
109 -125 Willis Street
Wellington 6011

Tel: (644) 381 6050


Latest News

21 October 2016

It is now over five years from the publication of the Waitangi Tribunal report on WAI 262 (commonly known as the Flora and Fauna claim) in July 2011. Since that time the Patents Act 2013 has been enacted. We are also experiencing a renewed interest in bioactives research and commercialisation. There has been no formal response from the Government to the WAI 262 claim. However, it is perhaps a salient time to consider to what extent, if any, the recommendations of the Tribunal in relation to patents have been incorporated into New Zealand law.

20 September 2016

On 16 September 2016, the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment (MBIE) and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) issued a consultation document. The document asks for submissions on proposed changes to the transitional provisions of the Patents Act 2013, which relate to the filing and/or examination of divisional applications from an application made under the Patents Act 1953. Submissions are due by 14 October 2016.

26 July 2016

 A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia has raised a warning flag regarding over-promising advantages of the invention in a complete specification.

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Our People

Barbara Sullivan

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  • Trade marks
  • Passing Off
  • Fair Trading Act
  • Copyright
  • Searches & Investigations
  • Border Protection
  • IP Enforcement
  • Licensing
  • Submissions on proposed legislation

Barbara Sullivan is a Director of Henry Hughes IP Ltd and of Henry Hughes Law Ltd. Barbara has more than 25 years extensive experience advising global and national clients.

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Edward Butler

David Moore

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  • Trade marks
  • Copyright
  • IP enforcement
  • Confidential information and privacy
  • Consumer law
  • Licensing
  • Assignments and transfers of IP

David Moore has been an Intellectual Property practitioner for over 15 years. He has practised in the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

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David Nowak

David Nowak

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  • Patent Drafting
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Opposition
  • Freedom to operate searches and opinions
  • Validity opinions
  • Prior Art searches

David is an expert in all matters relating to the Patents Act 2013 and led the Henry Hughes response to the regulations drafted under this Act.

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Elena Szentivanyi

Elena Szentivanyi

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  • Trade Marks and branding
  • Audit
  • Searches

Elena is a Director of Henry Hughes IP Ltd with over 20 years’ experience working with local and global businesses.

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Frank Callus

Frank Callus

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  • Patents
  • Copyright

Frank works with a network of global colleagues and experts to service a wide range of clients. His major focus is in the area of patents (mechanical engineering & chemistry), and trade marks.

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Jesse

Jesse Strafford

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  • Patents
  • Copyright

Jesse works with principals and other professional staff drafting, filing and prosecuting patents, particularly in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and mechanical fields.

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Mark Eftimov

Mark Eftimov

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  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Copyright

Mark’s clients are predominantly in the pharmaceutical, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and the wine industries.

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Penny Walsh

Penny Walsh

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  • Patents

Penny worked as a Patent Examiner and Senior Patent Examiner in the chemical, biotechnology and mechanical fields at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.

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Russell Law

Russell Law

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  • Trade Marks
  • Searches & Investigations
  • IP Enforcement

Russell works with Henry Hughes principals and other professionals providing advice to New Zealand and international clients across a broad range of industries.

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Our Expertise

Patents

Do you have an invention to protect? Our patent attorneys can assist you with searches and advice, drafting of specifications, as well as filing and prosecution of New Zealand and foreign patent applications...

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Designs

Have you given a product a new look? Talk to us if you want expert advice on registering your design in New Zealand and other countries, including searching, filing and prosecuting design applications...

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Trade Marks

Do you want your goods or services to stand out in the marketplace? We are the people to see for advice, searches, and assistance registering your trade mark in New Zealand and your overseas markets...

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Copyright

We can help you with advice on copyright, including how to license your copyright works in New Zealand and other countries...

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Searches and Investigations

We undertake a wide range of searches in relation to intellectual property rights, including clearance, novelty, and freedom to operate searches, as well as enquiries as to whether a trade mark is being used in New Zealand...

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Border Protection

Do you want to prevent counterfeit goods from being imported into New Zealand? We can give you advice and lodge Border Protection Notices with the New Zealand Customs Service...

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Dispute Resolution

It is a fact of life - where there is value this is likely to be disputes. There are many ways in which a dispute with a third party can be resolved, be that by proceedings before the Commissioner, litigation or agreement...

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Domain Names

Is there an domain name that you want? We can assist you in determining whether your trade mark is registrable as a domain name in the .nz domain. We have been successful in retrieving domain names that have been improperly registered by third parties...

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Licensing & Tech Transfer

Talk to us if you want advice or assistance licensing your intellectual property rights, including the right to use an invention, design, trade mark or copyright work in New Zealand...

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Plant Variety Rights (PVR)

Do you have a unique plant variety? We can assist you in the protection of your plant variety including searching and registration in New Zealand and overseas...

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Enforcement

It is necessary to monitor and protect your IP rights. As a full service IP firm, we can develop a suitable enforcement strategy which may include watching briefs, border protection notices, oppositions, revocations, and litigation...

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Protecting Your IP Internationally

Our attorneys are registered in Australia and we routinely file and prosecute patents, trade marks and designs directly with IP Australia.

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Submissions on Proposed Legislation in NZ

We have assisted in the preparation of submissions to Parliament in relation to proposed legislation. We appeared before the Commerce Select Committee on behalf of INTA (International Trade Marks Association) to present submissions on the Trade Marks Bill 2001 (which was enacted as the Trade Marks Act 2002). 

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What is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual Property or IP refers to a range of rights protecting intangible property that is the result of creativity such as patents or trade marks or copyrights.

IP gives your business a creative edge and can become a valuable business asset. It is important to be aware of any IP rights that you may own or be entitled to and to take the necessary steps to protect these assets.

If you wish to launch a new product or brand you should consult with a patent attorney to ascertain if there are any means of protection open to you and to ensure that what you wish to do does not infringe any party's existing rights.

If you have developed a product or method then you may be entitled to patent and/or design protection. If you have come up with a new brand name or logo you may be entitled to trade mark protection.

You will find more specific information about the various types of IP in our beginners’ guides. If you have any further questions, contact us at: hh@henryhughes.com

Contact

New Zealand

Kordia House,
Level 9,
109 - 125 Willis Street
Wellington 6011

Tel: (644) 381 6050

EMAIL: hh@henryhughes.com

Australia

Level 33 Australia Square
264 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Tel: (612) 9258 1026

EMAIL: hh@henryhughes.com


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