Hadleigh Brown

Hadleigh specialises in all aspects of patent and design law.

Hadleigh specialises in all aspects of patent and design law, and advises clients in a range of technology areas, including electrical, electronic, mechanical, IT, software, and business methods.

As part of his role, Hadleigh:

  • advises on patentability, design registrability, and IP ownership
  • conducts infringement and validity assessments
  • prepares, files and prosecutes patent and design applications in New Zealand and overseas
  • advises on patent and design filing strategies
  • advises on enforceability of patent and design rights
  • advises on copyright in industrial design, including enforcement.

Hadleigh's been fantastic; he really understands our product from a technical level... he also suggests different approaches and strategies around our IP. It's been an invaluable relationship.

Paul Cameron, Booktrack


Hadleigh advises a wide range of clients including crown research institutes, universities, engineering and manufacturing companies, start-up companies and individuals.

Client stories


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