Oppositions & revocations

Once a trade mark or patent application has been accepted by the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand, it is advertised to give interested parties a chance to oppose the application. Even after they have been granted, patents, trade marks, registered designs and plant variety rights can be revoked.

Our people regularly appear before the Commissioner of Patents, the Commissioner of Trade Marks and in the High Court in opposition and revocation proceedings.

Our experience comes from acting for many local and international companies on some significant opposition and revocation actions. The experience of the team has resulted in favourable outcomes for clients in contentious cases involving trade marks, patents, registered designs and plant variety rights.

Our qualified team works closely with the technical experts at AJ Park to achieve the best outcomes for you.