Agriculture, horticulture & forestry

With agriculture, horticulture and forestry being one of the largest industries in New Zealand and fundamental to the New Zealand economy, intellectual property rights play a vital role in research and innovation.

New Zealand is known as a world leader in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. Our innovation and farming techniques have helped us to compete on the international stage for many years. And because of our distance to the world's markets, innovation has become deeply ingrained into this industry.

When you need to protect and exploit your agriculture, horticulture and forestry innovations, it’s essential you are advised by experts who have a thorough understanding of the technology as well as the business and regulatory issues facing the international industry.

AJ Park has a dedicated team of experts specialising in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. Our specialist team of patent attorneys includes many with dual science and law qualifications, and several with PhDs. Many of our experts have benefited from industry experience or research tenures. We also have a dedicated plant sciences team, specialising in protecting plant biology-based and gene and protein sequence-based inventions.

Our team advises entities at all levels in this sector—including producers, processors, investors and exporters. Our clients include start-up companies, major agribusinesses, industry organisations, Crown Research Institutes and universities.

Our investment in keeping up-to-date with international developments in the agriculture, horticulture and forestry industry means you can be confident that the advice we give you is world-class.

For plain English advice on agriculture, horticulture and forestry innovations, please get in touch with one of our experts below.