Buddle Findlay is one of several commercial law firms in New Zealand with an IP practice. The firm has 99 professionals in three offices: Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.
The IP team is led by John Glengarry and Philip Wood and advises a wide range of public and private sector clients on contentious and non-contentious matters. The team is recognised for its trade mark services with particular focus on trade mark litigation and also brand protection. Amongst the firm's clients are Yahoo, Colgate-Palmolive, British American Tobacco, Sky Television, Mr Apple and Red Badge.
The team is busy acting for local and Australian companies with matters involving brand protection strategies, licensing and trade mark registrations. Some of these companies are looking to expand into each others' respective markets which required addressing the trade mark issues in relation to the expansion.