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22 Nov 2019

AJ Park named Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year at the New Zealand Law Awards 2019

We are thrilled to announce that last night, AJ Park was named Intellectual Property (IP) Specialist Law Firm of the Year at the New Zealand...

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14 Nov 2019

AJ Park wins New Zealand trade mark firm of the year at the Asia IP Awards 2019

We are thrilled to announce that AJ Park has been named New Zealand trade mark firm of the year at the Asia IP Awards 2019.

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24 Sep 2019

AJ Park named a finalist in three categories for this year’s New Zealand Law Awards

The New Zealand Law Awards celebrate and reward excellence in the legal profession, recognising the outstanding achievements of individuals, firms and in-house teams operating across...

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20 Sep 2019

AJ Park principal Kate McHaffie named one of the Top 250 Women in IP 2019

We are thrilled to announce that AJ Park principal Kate McHaffie has been named by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) as one of the Top 250...

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18 Sep 2019

AJ Park recommended for patent prosecution and litigation in the IAM Patent 1000 2019, with eight principals listed as leading patent professionals

AJ Park has again been listed as a leading firm for New Zealand patent litigation and prosecution in Intellectual Asset Magazine’s 2019 IAM Patent 1000...

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15 Aug 2019

IPH Limited acquires Xenith IP Group Ltd

AJ Park operates as part of the IPH Limited group—the leading intellectual property (IP) services group in the Asia-Pacific region.

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01 Jul 2019

AJ Park is proud to employ brilliant minds and promote bold leaders

AJ Park is pleased to announce the promotion of five senior associates to principal, and one associate to senior associate.

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25 Jun 2019

Four AJ Park principals ranked among the world’s top IP strategists

We’re delighted to announce that AJ Park principals Anton Blijlevens, Anton Gibson, Jeremy Sim and Mark Hargreaves have been named world-leading IP strategists in the...

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04 Jun 2019

AJ Park tops the New Zealand rankings in Managing IP’s ‘IP Stars’ for the fourth consecutive year

On 18 May 2019, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) released its 2019 IP Stars guide to the leading intellectual property (IP) firms and practitioners worldwide, and...

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10 Apr 2019

13 AJ Park lawyers selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in New Zealand 2020

Best Lawyers™, the oldest and most respected guide to the legal profession, announced the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in New Zealand on 5...

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28 Feb 2019

Six AJ Park principals named leading IP practitioners by World Intellectual Property Review

We are pleased to announce that six of our principals have been named in World Intellectual Property Review’s WIPR Leaders 2019 handbook.

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07 Feb 2019

The accolades continue in 2019: AJ Park ranked gold in the prestigious WTR 1000

The leading trade mark practitioners from around the globe have once again been exclusively revealed with the publication of the 2019 edition of the WTR 1000.

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05 Feb 2019

AJ Park named a top tier firm in The Legal 500’s Asia Pacific guide

The Legal 500 has recently launched its 2019 Asia Pacific guide, and we are proud to again feature as a top-tier firm for intellectual property...

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05 Dec 2018

AJ Park ranked number 1 in Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific 2019 rankings

AJ Park is thrilled to have once again earned a band 1 rating as the top New Zealand firm for intellectual property (IP) in the...

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03 Jul 2018

Congratulations to our three new principals

Congratulations to Amanda Griffiths, Dr Duncan de Geest and Lynell Tuffery Huria who became principals of AJ Park on 1 July 2018.

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27 Jun 2018

Recent international surveys continue to confirm AJ Park’s position as New Zealand’s leading intellectual property law firm

We are always very proud to be recognised by prestigious international directories as a leading choice for intellectual property protection and enforcement in New Zealand.

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22 Jun 2018

AML/CFT Act to extend to law firms on 1 July

From 1 July 2018 onwards, law firms throughout New Zealand, including AJ Park, must comply with the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing...

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19 Apr 2018

R&D Tax Incentive Discussion Document released today

In the coalition agreements after the 2017 election, the Labour-led New Zealand government committed to the goal of increasing business research and development (R&D) expenditure...

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09 Apr 2018

12 AJ Park lawyers selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in New Zealand 2019

We're proud to announce that 12 AJ Park lawyers have once again been selected by their peers forinclusion in The Best LawyersTM in New Zealand...

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03 Apr 2018

AJ Park once again named a finalist in the Australasian Law Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have again been selected as a finalist for the IP Specialist Law Firm of the Year award at...

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28 Feb 2018

New Code of Conduct for Trans-Tasman Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys

The Australian and New Zealand Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board recently published a revised Code of Conduct for Trans-Tasman Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys 2018 (Code),...

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14 Feb 2018

Tongan intellectual property office is closed due to Cyclone Gita

We advise that the Tongan intellectual property office is closed due to Cyclone Gita.

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08 Feb 2018

AJ Park ranked gold in the 2018 World Trademark Review 1000

We’re thrilled to announce that World Trademark Review (WTR) has once again ranked AJ Park as gold in their annual WTR 1000.

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11 Dec 2017

AJ Park earns a band 1 rating in the Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2018 rankings

AJ Park is thrilled to have earned a band 1 rating as the top New Zealand firm for intellectual property in the Chambers and Partners...

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23 Nov 2017

AJ Park wins New Zealand law award for fifth consecutive year

We’re very proud to announce that last night, AJ Park was named New Zealand’s intellectual property specialist law firm of the year for the fifth...

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11 Oct 2017

New Zealand's leading intellectual property specialist AJ Park to join IPH Limited

New Zealand’s leading Intellectual Property (IP) specialist, AJ Park, today announced it will be joining the IPH Limited group of companies from 1 November 2017.

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03 Oct 2017

AJ Park tops New Zealand rankings in IP Stars

AJ Park is proud to top the New Zealand rankings in the latest Managing IP global survey of leading IP firms and practitioners ( IP Stars).

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03 Oct 2017

Several AJ Park partners listed in 'The Best Lawyers in New Zealand 2015'

We're proud to announce that 13 AJ Park lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in New Zealand© 2015 in...

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28 Sep 2017

Kate McHaffie and Jo Shaw of AJ Park contribute to TPPA expert research paper

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) was signed in New Zealand on 4 February 2016.

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27 Sep 2017

Seven IP, commercial and litigation experts move up the ranks

It’s that time of year again and AJ Park is very proud to announce the promotions of the following executives, which will take effect on...

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27 Sep 2017

Two AJ Park partners named leading IP practitioners by World Intellectual Property Review

We’re thrilled to announce that two of our partners have been recognised by their peers as being amongst the world’s best and brightest in IP...

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21 Jun 2017

Three AJ Park partners ranked among the world’s top IP strategists

We’re delighted to announce that AJ Park partners Anton Blijlevens, Anton Gibson and Mark Hargreaves have been named world-leading IP strategists in the 2017 IAM...

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22 Jun 2016

Anton Blijlevens and Mark Hargreaves ranked among the world’s top IP strategists

We’re very proud to announce that AJ Park partners Anton Blijlevens and Mark Hargreaves have been named world-leading IP strategists in the 2016 IAM Strategy 300.

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20 Nov 2015

AJ Park named New Zealand intellectual property specialist law firm of the year

We're proud to announce that for the third consecutive year, AJ Park has been named New Zealand's IP specialist law firm of the year.

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30 Apr 2015

AJ Park partners recognised in Who's Who Legal Trademarks 2015

AJ Park chairman of partners, John Hackett, has once again topped the Asia-Pacific ranks of the prestigious Who's Who Legal Trademarks 2015.

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07 Nov 2014

AJ Park awarded intellectual property specialist law firm of the year

AJ Park is a proud winner of the Canon New Zealand Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year Award for the second consecutive year...

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03 Oct 2014

AJ Park awarded excellence in business support export category for second consecutive year

AJ Park is a proud winner of the 2014 AUT Excellence in Business Support Award - Export Support for the second consecutive year.

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01 Oct 2014

Two new partners for AJ Park in Australia and New Zealand

We're delighted to announce the appointment of two new partners to the firm - Kate McHaffie and Joe Seisdedos.

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18 Jun 2014

AJ Park receives top ranking for patent litigation with five partners listed as 'gold standard' talent

AJ Park has received a gold band ranking for patent litigation and transactions in New Zealand by Intellectual Asset Magazine (IAM) Patent 1000 - The...

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13 Jun 2014

AJ Park selected as finalist in two categories of the 2014 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards

AJ Park is delighted to be selected as a finalist in this year's AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards.

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23 May 2014

Several AJ Park partners ranked 'Best Lawyers in New Zealand'

We're delighted to announce that several AJ Park partners were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in New Zealand© 2014...

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11 Apr 2014

AJ Park is a proud supporter of the Icehouse self-help tool for business owners

AJ Park is proud to partner with business growth centre, the Icehouse, in its latest initiative to help Kiwi businesses grow: the Business of International...

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07 Apr 2014

AJ Park proudly supports the 2014 Kiwi Innovation Network Research Commercialisation Awards

AJ Park is a proud supporter of this year's Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) Research Commercialisation Awards that celebrate the talented work of New Zealand's most...

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01 Apr 2014

AJ Park appoints new consultant; while seven others move up the ranks

AJ Park is proud to announce a new consultant and the promotion of several people in our Auckland and Wellington offices.

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05 Mar 2014

AJ Park appoints Damian Broadley as managing partner

AJ Park is delighted to announce that Damian Broadley has been appointed AJ Park's managing partner.

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18 Feb 2014

Nomination for outstanding intellectual property advice

AJ Park has been nominated for a Global Award in the New Zealand category by Managing Intellectual Property, a leading source of news and analysis...

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18 Feb 2014

AJ Park receives top rating for trade mark matters in New Zealand

AJ Park is thrilled to earn a gold band rating as the top New Zealand firm for trade mark matters in the fourth edition of...

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18 Feb 2014

Australia 5th overall in global intellectual property protection ranking

Australia maintained its position as a global leader in intellectual property (IP) in a recent study released by the Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S.

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03 Dec 2013

New Zealand now ranked 6th for IP rights

New Zealand innovators and marketers can be confident their country has an IP rights infrastructure that if used properly can facilitate the successful commercialisation of...

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08 Nov 2013

AJ Park celebrates success

AJ Park has received four accolades during the past two months, highlighting its commitment to providing excellent intellectual property services to their clients.

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24 Oct 2013

AJ Park named New Zealand patents firm of the year and copyright firm of the year

AJ Park is delighted to have been named both Patents Firm of the Year and Copyright Firm of the Year for New Zealand, at the...

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12 Sep 2013

AJ Park named finalist for two prestigious IP law awards

Recently named winner of the NZTE Export Support category at the AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards, AJ Park is proud to also have been...

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06 Sep 2013

AJ Park takes export support award

AJ Park was last night announced as the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Export Support category winner at the 2013 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards.

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06 Jun 2013

It's mid 2013 and we're still New Zealand's leading IP firm

International awards and surveys continue to confirm AJ Park’s position as New Zealand’s leading intellectual property law firm in the first half of 2013.

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22 May 2013

AJ Park selected as finalist in AUT Business School 2013 Excellence in Business Support Awards

AJ Park been selected as a finalist in the 2013 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards.

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20 Aug 2012

Staying on top of New Zealand's IP

International awards and surveys continue to confirm AJ Park’s position as New Zealand’s leading intellectual property law firm in the first half of 2012.

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10 May 2012

AJ Park appoints new partner and two senior associates

AJ Park announces the appointment of Matt Devine as partner. Matt’s appointment to our partnership brings the total number of partners to 15, across Wellington...

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02 Apr 2012

AJ Park appoints new senior associates and associates

AJ Park has appointed five senior associates and seven associates from within the firm.

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04 Feb 2012

NZ Government appoints AJ Park to legal services panel

We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed to the New Zealand All-of-Government (AoG) legal services panel.

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28 May 2011

IPONZ website outage

The Ministry of Economic Development is working to resolve an outage affecting a number of its websites including the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand...

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28 May 2011

AJ Park named a finalist in the 2011 New Zealand Law Awards

We're up for two awards at this year's New Zealand Law Awards in the Employer of Choice and Specialist IP Law categories.

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AJ Park partner John Hackett named international trade mark lawyer of the year

We are immensely proud to announce that our chairman of partners, John Hackett, has been named international trade mark lawyer of the year by Who’s...

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AJ Park continues to back the innovation and tech sector

We’re proud to announce that we will, once again, be partnering with The Icehouse and Technology Investment Network (TIN) to continue our support of the...

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AJ Park named finalist for the New Zealand Law Awards

We're delighted to announce that we have made it to the finals of the 2017 New Zealand Law Awards.

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AJ Park achieves gold for sixth year running in 2017 IAM Patent 1000

For the sixth year running, AJ Park has been ranked ‘Gold’ in the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000.

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AJ Park named finalist for the Australasian Law Awards

We're delighted to announce that we have made it to the finals of the 2017 Australasian Law Awards.

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AJ Park ranked gold in the 2017 World Trademark Review 1000

We’re proud to announce that World Trademark Review (WTR) has ranked AJ Park as gold in their annual WTR 1000.The announcement from WTR stated that...

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Ending the year on a high with two executives promoted to senior associate

AJ Park is delighted to announce the promotions of Jessica Tye and Dr Laura Hollingsworth to senior associate.Both members of the Sydney office, Jessica specialises...

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AJ Park wins New Zealand law award for fourth consecutive year

We’re very proud to announce that last night, AJ Park was named New Zealand’s intellectual property specialist law firm of the year for the fourth...

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Jeremy Sim joins our partnership and two executives move up the ranks

We’re delighted to see three of our intellectual property (IP) specialists on the rise with the promotions of Jeremy Sim to partner, Giulia Fimmano to...

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Two AJ Park partners make NZ Lawyer's 'Hot List'

AJ Park is proud to announce that two of its partners have been selected for this year’s NZ Lawyer ‘Hot List’.

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AJ Park ranked gold for fifth year running in 2016 IAM Patent 1000

For the fifth year in a row, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine has ranked AJ Park as gold in their annual IAM Patent 1000 –...

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Dr David Simunic promoted to partner and Dr Jo Shaw promoted to director

We’re pleased to announce two promotions at AJ Park.

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AJ Park wins 2015 AUT Excellence in Business Support Award for third year running

These awards recognise organisations and individuals that provide business support to other businesses, including those in the legal, financial, compliance, research, logistics, and security industries.

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Margot Smith and Dr James Robinson promoted to senior associate

We're delighted to announce that Margot Smith and Dr James Robinson have both been promoted to senior associate, effective 1 October 2015.

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AJ Park achieves gold ranking in the 2015 IAM Patent 1000

Implementation of the New Zealand Patents Act 2013 in September 2014 marked a significant milestone for the intellectual property (IP) landscape in New Zealand.

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AJ Park is saddened by news of the recent passing of Sir Thomas Gault

AJ Park is saddened by news of the recent passing of The Rt Hon Sir Thomas Munro Gault, KNZM, QC.

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Seven intellectual property specialists are on the rise

We're delighted to announce that seven of our intellectual specialists are on the rise, all promoted to new roles effective 1 April.

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Milmeq wins Innovation in Excellence Business Award

Milmeq is the proud winner of the Innovation in Excellence Business Award, supported by AJ Park, at last night's New Zealand International Business Awards.

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AJ Park named New Zealand firm of the year at Managing IP's global awards

We're delighted to announce that AJ Park was named New Zealand firm of the year at the Managing IP Global Awards ceremony held at the...

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Inventive Kiwi kids' show up for an International Emmy Kids Award

We all know Kiwis are an inventive bunch. But who knew some of our best inventors might be as young as 8 years old? Luke...

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Finalists named for 2015 New Zealand International Business Awards

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and Strategic Partner ANZ, have today announced 25 finalists across nine categories for the 2015 New Zealand International Business Awards.

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Sydney office closure

AJ Park's Sydney office stopped providing legal and patent attorney services on 30 November 2017.

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