Graduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law (2009)
Registered Patent Attorney, New Zealand (1997) and Australia (2006)
Registered Trade Mark Attorney, Australia (2009)
Enrolled Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of NZ
Trade Marks selection and clearance
Trade Marks prosecution and registration
Trade Marks opposition, revocation and invalidity actions
Elena is a Director of Henry Hughes IP Ltd with over 20 years experience working with local and global businesses in the development, establishment, management, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights, specialising in trade marks and domain names.
Elena is qualified by examination as a Trade Mark Attorney in Australia and Patent Attorney in New Zealand.
Clients represented by Elena operate in a range of industries, and include pharmaceutical, fast-moving consumer goods, food products, cosmetics, sporting, fashion, IT, financial, entertainment, wine and hospitality industries.
Elena is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys (NZIPA) and in November 2009 joined the NZIPA Council. Elena is also a member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA), Intellectual Property Society of Australia & New Zealand (IPSANZ) and Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA).
Elena has presented on aspects of Intellectual Property Law to local businesses and design students and writes about trade mark issues for industry publications. Elena is a co-author of the trade mark section of the Lexis Practical Guidance, Intellectual Property module.