Commercial

Our dedicated team of commercial lawyers can help formulate and implement the right commercial strategies and agreements for your business.

We have a dedicated team of commercial lawyers who specialise in licensing, manufacturing and distribution, IP due diligence, corporate and joint ventures, collaboration, sales and franchising, advertising and regulatory compliance, privacy and data protection, and ICT law.

We advise on many different commercial agreements involving important IP issues We understand the complexities of commercial law and provide specialist advice that is useful, practical, accurate and timely.

Manufacturing, distribution, supply and agency agreements

If you have a product or technology and are ready to take it to market, you have a number of commercialisation options. We can help you with manufacturing, distribution, supply and agency agreements. 

For more information about manufacturing, distribution, supply and agency agreements, click here.

Licensing

We have expertise in all types of IP licensing, and can help you negotiate a licence that protects you and your IP. Our licensing expertise covers all areas of IP including patents, know how, copyright, trade marks, and plant varieties. Our licensing expertise extends across all fields of technology.

For more information about licensing your IP, click here.

For information about licensing and royalty fees, click here.

IP due diligence

IP rights are valuable assets that must be dealt with carefully in every business sale or acquisition, joint venture or merger. IP rights are complex assets to understand and evaluate.

Our commercial team regularly advises clients on IP issues throughout the due diligence stage of any business sale, acquisition joint venture or merger. Our team of experts regularly undertakes IP audits to enable our clients to identify, understand, strategically manage and commercialise their IP better.

Corporate and joint ventures

Our commercial team can advise you on your business sales and acquisitions, and on structuring your corporate affairs.

We can help you draft and review: shareholders' agreements joint venture agreements company constitutions documents associated with capital raisings.

Collaboration, research and development

You may have decided to work with someone to develop something new, or to conduct research in a particular field. Or you may be helping someone else to do research by giving them access to your materials or technology.

These arrangements can be complex and can present particular challenges that, if not addressed properly, will cause problems later on. These potential problems can usually be avoided by some sensible contract drafting.

We can help ensure that the critical terms are considered and incorporated into your collaboration, research and development agreements.

For more information on collaboration, research and development, click here.

Sales and franchising

The fundamental basis of any franchise model is licensing IP. Depending on the business, a franchise can involve licensing trade marks, know how, copyright or other IP rights.

Whether you are entering a franchise or wanting to structure your own franchising operation, we can help you. We can help with drafting and reviewing franchise agreements and disclosure documents, and reviewing operating manuals. Our team can provide you with important branding advice as well.

Advertising and regulatory compliance

AJ Park is one of the few full service specialist IP law firms in Australasia providing clients with advertising and regulatory services to complement our patent attorney practice.

We can help you ensure that your advertising complies with the laws and codes relevant to your product or help you deal with a complaint about your advertising.  

Our experts can advise you on what you need to do to comply with any regulations and codes that affect your particular industry. We can help you to develop compliance programmes for your product claims, packaging, labelling or to deal with any specific issues you face.

For more information on how advertising law affects advertisers in New Zealand, click here.

Privacy and data protection

New Zealand and Australian privacy laws contain a number of principles which businesses and organisations must comply with. Failure to comply with privacy obligations can result in serious consequences.

We provide advice on a range of privacy and data protection matters.

We can review, draft and advise on privacy policies for businesses that collect and use personal information.

We can also work with you to deal with privacy issues arising in other jurisdictions including the United States and Europe. 

ICT law

We provide expert advice on IT and telecommunications agreements. We have significant experience covering system supply, IT and telecommunications outsourcing, software licensing, support and maintenance and software development. Our team acts for both customers and suppliers of IT and telecommunications services.

If you need plain English commercial advice or you would like further information about our commercial law capabilities, get in touch with one of our experts below.

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