Litigation & dispute resolution
If you find yourself involved in an IP dispute or want to enforce your IP rights, our skilled litigation and dispute resolution team can help.
Our specialist litigation and dispute resolution team works across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific region, and is skilled in handling disputes on all kinds of IP, including patents, trade marks, copyright, registered designs and plant variety rights.
When would I consider dispute resolution or litigation?
You might consider calling on AJ Park’s expertise to resolve your dispute if:
- you have not contacted the other business about their activities
- you would like to maintain a relationship with the business you are in dispute with, or
- you would like to explore an amicable solution before taking a dispute to court.
You may want to think about taking court action if:
- you have not been able to resolve your IP dispute with another business
- another business has breached a settlement with you
- you want to protect your IP rights, or
- you want to enforce your IP rights.
We are experienced in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a legal position and negotiating quality, commercially sound outcomes for some of the best local and global companies. We have been involved in many high-profile cases where decisions have set important precedents for IP law locally and around the world.
We can take you through the entire process of dispute resolution or litigation.
Other services our litigation and dispute resolution team provides
Challenging and defending IP rights
We can help you challenge or defend your trade marks, patents, registered designs or plant variety rights before or after they are granted. We can take you through the process from start to finish
Anti-counterfeiting & border protection
Counterfeiting is a major problem around the world, and no industry or business is immune.
Our expert team creates and runs successful short and long-term anti-counterfeiting programmes for a range of leading New Zealand, Australian and global companies.
Being proactive is the best way to prevent counterfeit goods from affecting your business. We can help you do this by identifying what rights you should protect through a brand review, filing a customs notice or creating a watching service.
We have extensive experience assisting small businesses through to major global companies with stopping counterfeit products from entering or remaining in the marketplace. We know what works, what doesn’t and can draw on this expertise to determine what will work best for you.
If you need plain English advice on an IP dispute or you want to resolve, protect or enforce your IP rights in New Zealand, Australia or the Pacific Islands, get in touch with one of our experts below.
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