AJ Park

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The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

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“By far the largest trademark firm in New Zealand, AJ Park is well-staffed by an efficient team managing IP matters for domestic and overseas entities.” Over the course of nearly 130 years, the firm has built one of Australasia’s largest teams of IP lawyers. Spread across two offices in Auckland and Wellington, the side handles trademark work for a slew of Fortune 500 companies, as well as numerous well-known Australian and New Zealand enterprises. In June 2020, it announced its acquisition of rival IP firm Baldwins to further boost its IP team. Managing director Damian Broadley is a respected practitioner advising multinationals on global protection strategies, while colleague Colleen Cavanagh brings 30 years of experience advising clients from a range of industries on IP issues. Jonathan Aumonier-Ward “consistently provides accessible and business-friendly advice. With a cool head when it comes to enforcement matters, he offers solutions that anticipate and facilitate the client’s business objectives. He also has a knack for making complex tasks look very easy.” “Jonathan provides strategic and contextualised advice based on the client and the industry within which they operate.” Chair of INTA’s Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Sub-committee Lynell Tuffery Huria “has an excellent reputation as an indigenous IP rights and Māori law expert” who “works through the complex factors involved in such matters and identifies functional alternatives to the typical western IP model”. Coming from Baldwins, gold-ranked Penny Catley brings her astute commercial insights and a wealth of experience to the team, while Thomas Huthwaite is an excellent addition to the litigation side. “He is absolutely fantastic. Young, incredibly smart, his legal analysis is great.” “Thomas is an exceptional lawyer. His advice is considered, sound and relevant. He is like the captain of a ship in stormy waters; calm and providing clear guidance at all times. His expert guidance in invaluable.”

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