Indigenous IP rights

We have experts who specialise in indigenous IP law.

Many Māori organisations have effectively used the IP system to obtain protection for their key brands and other aspects of their IP, including aspects of mātauranga Māori.

Our team has many years' experience working with Māori and Pacific businesses, organisations, iwi, and hapū to help them navigate the IP system and best protect their IP. As part of this work, we engage with Māori and Pacific businesses to ensure we are also helping to achieve not just their financial objectives but also their cultural, social, and environmental goals.

Our team is also heavily involved in international debates on the protection of indigenous culture, and how the IP system could better recognise and protect indigenous IP.

If you need plain English advice on protecting your indigenous IP, get in touch with one of our experts below.