Thursday, 6th June, 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.

2013 WTR 1000

The WTR 1000 has again ranked AJ Park as the only gold ranking IP firm in New Zealand and notes that "clients enthuse about its sound and timely advice… with unparalleled licensing, contractual and litigation services across Australia and Oceania."

WTR 1000 named John Hackett as a "real stand-out performer", Damian Broadley as a "specialist in clearance, protection and strategic brand management", and Kim McLeod as "renowned for his commanding performances in litigation and enforcement".

2013 IAM 1000

We're ranked as the only gold firm in New Zealand in litigation and licensing in the 2013 Patents 1000 by IAM magazine. Patents 1000 also names Matt Adams as the "go-to guy for any IT matter", Anton Blijlevens and Greg West-Walker as "standout players in the mechanical division", Anton Gibson as "a veritable expert" in the life sciences field, and Greg Arthur and Kim McLeod as "formidable" litigators.

The firm is also lauded as "... colossus of the New Zealand patent scene".

Asialaw Profiles 2013

Asialaw Profiles 2013 - guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Law Firms, named AJ Park as the only Tier 1 intellectual property law firm in New Zealand, commenting on "leading reputation in the market".

Who's Who Legal

We were also acknowledged in the 2013 edition of Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. Partners Greg Arthur, John Hackett, Damian Broadley, Teresa Griffiths and Kim McLeod  were mentioned as leading practitioners, along with consultants Mike Bennett and Ken Moon.

Best Lawyers

Partner Mark Hargreaves was recently awarded Best Lawyers' 2013 Wellington Intellectual Property "Lawyer of the Year"

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013

According to the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013 guide, AJ Park is ranked Band 1 in IP: New Zealand. The guide noted "… this specialist boutique belongs in the top tier of New Zealand IP practices, by virtue of both the calibre and weight of its workload." Greg Arthur, John Hackett, and David Jones were ranked as key individuals.